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To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
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  1. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
  2. To bring about; effect:
  3. To put under restraint; tie up
To win the heart of; to connect by ties of love or self-interest; to attract; to fasten or bind by moral influence; with to.
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  1. To win the heart of; to connect by ties of love or self-interest; to attract; to fasten or bind by moral influence; with to.
  2. To seize or take by legal process; to carry out an attachment, for example, to attach the funds in a debtor’s bank account to pay a judgment.
  3. To adhere or become legally effective, especially in connection with something or upon some event. For example, certain rights and responsibilities attach to becoming a parent.
To sight and follow (a moving target) automatically:
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  1. To sight and follow (a moving target) automatically:
  2. To fix in place so that movement or escape is impossible; hold fast:
  3. (Printing) To fasten (type elements) in a chase or on the bed of a press by means of quoins
To arrange properly or in a certain way; set in order; adjust
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  1. To arrange properly or in a certain way; set in order; adjust
  2. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
  3. To put into a stable or unalterable form:
To fasten, connect, join, or bind in any way
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  1. To fasten, connect, join, or bind in any way
  2. To attach or fasten (one thing to another) by string or the like.
  3. To fasten, attach, or bind together or to something else, as with string, cord, or rope made secure by knotting, etc.
To unite or hold, as by a feeling of loyalty or love
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  1. To unite or hold, as by a feeling of loyalty or love
  2. To strengthen, secure, or ornament the edges of by a band, as of tape
  3. To combine with, form a bond with, or be taken up by a chemical or chemical structure. An enzyme, for example, is structured in such a way as to be able to bind with its substrate.
To hit hard
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  1. To hit hard
  2. To add or intersperse with something in order to produce a certain effect:
  3. To draw the ends of (a garment, shoe, etc.) together and fasten with a lace
To come to an end; finish:
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  1. To come to an end; finish:
  2. (Sports) To modify (one's stance), as in baseball or golf, by turning the body so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact with the ball.
  3. An enclosed place or tract of land. An enclosed place or tract of land. The visible boundary around an enclosed place or tract of land, consisting of a fence, hedge, wall, or similar structure, or the invisible boundary around an unenclosed place or tract of land. The boundary is “broken” if anyone crosses the boundary without permission or an invitation from the land’s owner. See also breach. The legal interest of one who owns a particular piece of enclosed or unenclosed land. To consummate, conclude, or bring to an end, especially a discussion or negotiation. See also closing.
To fold up or bring together the parts of (an umbrella, a book, the mouth, etc.)
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  1. To fold up or bring together the parts of (an umbrella, a book, the mouth, etc.)
  2. To move (a door or lid, for example) so as to block passage through an opening.
  3. To prevent or forbid entrance to or exit from; close or bar
To place at the end; append:
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  1. To place at the end; append:
  2. To add at the end; append
  3. To secure to something; attach:
To carry out a plan, scheme, or operation without deviation:
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  1. To carry out a plan, scheme, or operation without deviation:
  2. To stick fast; stay attached
  3. To stick fast to something; stay attached:
To be well fed or wealthy at another's expense
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  1. To be well fed or wealthy at another's expense
  2. To become fat.
  3. (Nautical) To furnish, fasten, or secure with battens:
To make or become tight or tighter.
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  1. To make or become tight or tighter.
To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
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  1. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
  2. To bring about; effect:
  3. To protect or ensure the privacy or secrecy of (a telephone line, for example).
To provide or form an anchor store for:
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  1. To provide or form an anchor store for:
  2. To serve as the end person for (a tug-of-war team)
  3. To cause to feel attached or secure:
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  1. To secure or fix firmly.
  2. To hold (a ship, etc.) in place by cables or chains attached as to a pier or special buoy (mooring buoy), or by two anchors
  3. To provide with an abiding emotional attachment:
(Intransitive) To grow strong or stronger.
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  1. (Intransitive) To grow strong or stronger.
  2. To animate; to give moral strength to; to encourage; to fix in resolution; to hearten.
  3. To become strong or stronger.
To get and hold the attention of
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  1. To get and hold the attention of
  2. To secure and maintain a tight hold on; seize firmly.
  3. To take firmly and hold fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.
To become fastened or unfastened by means of a zipper
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  1. To become fastened or unfastened by means of a zipper
  2. To move or act with a speed that suggests such a sound:
  3. To cause to move with speed and force:
(Idiomatic, or intransitive) To close as if with a zip fastener.
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  1. (Idiomatic, or intransitive) To close as if with a zip fastener.
  2. To convert a computer file into a smaller package.
  3. To close with a zip fastener.
To be or be capable of being fastened with buttons:
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  1. To be or be capable of being fastened with buttons:
  2. To decorate or furnish with buttons.
  3. (Informal) To close (the lips or mouth):
To catch, suspend, or connect with a hook.
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  1. To catch, suspend, or connect with a hook.
  2. (Sports) To impede the progress of (an opponent in ice hockey) by holding or restraining the player with one's stick, in violation of the rules.
  3. (Basketball) To shoot (a ball) in a hook shot.
To close or furnish with or as with a shutter or shutters
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  1. To close or furnish with or as with a shutter or shutters
  2. To cause to cease operations; close down:
  3. To furnish or close with shutters:
To struggle or try to cope (with)
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  1. To struggle or try to cope (with)
  2. To use a grapple or similar device, as for dragging.
  3. To grip and hold; seize
To stop the movement or progress of:
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  1. To stop the movement or progress of:
  2. To carry or support (the body or a bodily part) in a certain position:
  3. To keep from falling or moving; support:
To hold tightly with the arms or hands; grasp firmly; embrace
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  1. To hold tightly with the arms or hands; grasp firmly; embrace
  2. To take hold of; to grasp; to grab tightly.
  3. To hold in a tight embrace.
To put in effect forcefully; impose
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  1. To put in effect forcefully; impose
  2. To grip, fasten, or brace with or as with a clamp
  3. To fasten, grip, or support with or as if with a clamp.
(Informal) To become tense with anxiety, fear, etc.
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  1. (Informal) To become tense with anxiety, fear, etc.
  2. To grasp and hold tightly:
  3. To grasp or hold eagerly or tightly
To give (a woman) a fraternity pin in token of attachment.
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  1. To give (a woman) a fraternity pin in token of attachment.
  2. To hold firmly in one place or position
  3. To hold fast; immobilize:
(Baseball) To put out (a base runner).
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  1. (Baseball) To put out (a base runner).
  2. To cover, enclose, or shut by fastening with nails:
  3. (Slang) To strike or bring down:
To put together loosely and arbitrarily:
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  1. To put together loosely and arbitrarily:
  2. To fasten or mark (cloth or a seam, for example) with a loose basting stitch.
  3. (Nautical) To bring (a vessel) into the wind in order to change course or direction.
To hold together or fasten with or as with a bolt
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  1. To hold together or fasten with or as with a bolt
  2. To arrange or roll (lengths of cloth, for example) on or in a bolt.
  3. To start suddenly and run away:
To fasten or secure, especially with a rivet or rivets.
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  1. To fasten or secure, especially with a rivet or rivets.
  2. To engross or hold (the gaze or attention, for example).
  3. To hammer or spread the end of (a bolt, etc.) into a head, for fastening something
To put together or take apart with a screwlike motion
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  1. To put together or take apart with a screwlike motion
  2. To twist; turn; tighten
  3. To go together or come apart by being turned or twisted in the manner of a screw
To settle (an argument, bargain, etc.) definitely
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  1. To settle (an argument, bargain, etc.) definitely
  2. (Sports) To secure (a divisional championship, for instance) before the end of regular season play by having an insurmountable lead.
  3. (Sports) To hold a boxing opponent's body with one or both arms to prevent or hinder punches.
To unite or repair (parts, for example) with solder.
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  1. To unite or repair (parts, for example) with solder.
  2. To join, patch, etc. with solder
  3. To join things with solder
(Sports) To pass (a volleyball), usually with the fingertips, in an arc close to the net so that a teammate can drive it over the net.
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  1. (Sports) To pass (a volleyball), usually with the fingertips, in an arc close to the net so that a teammate can drive it over the net.
  2. To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
  3. To cause to begin an action:
To bring into close association or union.
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  1. To bring into close association or union.
  2. To bring into close or intimate union; unite in a single, compact whole
  3. To unite (pieces of metal, plastic, etc.) by heating until molten and fused or until soft enough to hammer or press together
To join or unite with or as with cement
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  1. To join or unite with or as with cement
  2. To become cemented.
  3. To cover or coat with cement.
To make fixed or focused
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  1. To make fixed or focused
  2. To cause to be focused on or directed at something:
  3. To stick, fasten, or cause to adhere:
To connect, hold together, or solidify by or as by a bond
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  1. To connect, hold together, or solidify by or as by a bond
  2. A force of attraction that holds atoms or ions together in a molecule or crystal. Bonds are usually created by a transfer or sharing of one or more electrons. There are single, double, and triple bonds.
  3. To form a close personal relationship.
To fix in place or tighten with a wedge:
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  1. To fix in place or tighten with a wedge:
  2. To crowd or squeeze into a limited space:
  3. To force or crowd together in a narrow space
To put out of order by such jamming
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  1. To put out of order by such jamming
  2. To become locked or stuck in an unworkable position:
  3. To push against one another in a confined space
To join or fasten securely, esp. with a mortise and tenon
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  1. To join or fasten securely, esp. with a mortise and tenon
  2. To cut a mortise in
  3. (Printing) To cut a hole in (a plate) for the insertion of type.
To give spiral shape to by turning the ends in opposite directions
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  1. To give spiral shape to by turning the ends in opposite directions
  2. To undergo twisting and thus take on a spiral or coiled form
  3. To turn one way and then another, as a path; wind; meander
To restrain or confine as if with chains:
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  1. To restrain or confine as if with chains:
  2. To hold down, restrain, confine, etc.
  3. A group of atoms, often of the same element, bound together in a line, branched line, or ring to form a molecule. &diamf3; In a straight chain , each of the constituent atoms is attached to other single atoms, not to groups of atoms. &diamf3; In a branched chain , side groups are attached to the chain. &diamf3; In a closed chain , the atoms are arranged in the shape of a ring.
To fasten or confine with a tether
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  1. To fasten or confine with a tether
  2. To restrain or secure with a tether.
To fasten or tie with a rope, etc.
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  1. To fasten or tie with a rope, etc.
  2. To move quickly or violently; switch
  3. To swing or move quickly or angrily; switch
To tie reliably.
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To involve in such complications as to render extrication difficult; hence, metaphorically, to insnare; to perplex; to bewilder; to puzzle; as, to entangle the feet in a net, or in briers.
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  1. To involve in such complications as to render extrication difficult; hence, metaphorically, to insnare; to perplex; to bewilder; to puzzle; as, to entangle the feet in a net, or in briers.
  2. To cause to become twisted together or caught in a snarl or entwining mass:
  3. To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
To pierce, puncture, or penetrate with a pointed instrument:
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  1. To pierce, puncture, or penetrate with a pointed instrument:
  2. To become or remain attached or in close association; cling:
  3. To set with piercing objects
(Slang) To get a firm hold on
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  1. (Slang) To get a firm hold on
  2. To tighten an encircling band or saddle girth. Often used with up.
  3. To secure (a saddle) by means of a cinch.
To furnish with a bed or sleeping quarters:
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  1. To furnish with a bed or sleeping quarters:
  2. To plant or arrange in a bed of earth
  3. To put or send to bed.
To lay as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter; to bed; as, to embed a thing in clay, mortar, or sand.
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  1. To lay as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter; to bed; as, to embed a thing in clay, mortar, or sand.
  2. (Mathematics) To define a one-to-one function from (one set) to another so that certain properties of the domain are preserved when considering the image as a subset of the codomain.
  3. To set or fix firmly in a surrounding mass
To take hold of, especially forcibly or suddenly; grasp:
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  1. To take hold of, especially forcibly or suddenly; grasp:
  2. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
  3. To intercept the motion or action of; lay hold of; grab or snatch
To yield reluctantly to pressure; submit; give in
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  1. To yield reluctantly to pressure; submit; give in
  2. To give way; collapse:
  3. To succumb, as to exhaustion or authority; give in:
To beat with a strap
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  1. To beat with a strap
  2. To fasten or secure with a strap.
  3. To sharpen (a razor, for example).
To tie, fasten, or intertwine in or with a knot or knots; make a knot or knots in
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  1. To tie, fasten, or intertwine in or with a knot or knots; make a knot or knots in
  2. To tie in or fasten with a knot or knots.
  3. To form a knot or knots; become entangled
To become fastened or caught, as by becoming entangled or hooking on to something
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  1. To become fastened or caught, as by becoming entangled or hooking on to something
  2. To move or raise by pulling or jerking:
  3. To fasten with a hook, knot, harness, etc.; unite; tie
To bring under control and direct the force of:
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  1. To bring under control and direct the force of:
  2. To put harness on (a horse, etc.)
  3. To capture, control or put to use.
An elongated, offshore ridge of sand, gravel, or other unconsolidated sediment, formed by the action of waves or long-shore currents and submerged at least during high tide. Bars are especially common near the mouths of rivers or estuaries.
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  1. An elongated, offshore ridge of sand, gravel, or other unconsolidated sediment, formed by the action of waves or long-shore currents and submerged at least during high tide. Bars are especially common near the mouths of rivers or estuaries.
  2. To fasten securely with a long, straight, rigid piece of material:
  3. To obstruct by means of a bar or bars; shut off; close
To hold with the arms; embrace.
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  1. To hold with the arms; embrace.
  2. To reach for and try to seize
  3. To take hold of or seize firmly with the hand, the foot, another body part, or an instrument:
To join together by fastening or by association; link; connect
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  1. To join together by fastening or by association; link; connect
  2. To come together; unite
  3. (Elec.) To join (two or more circuits) by a common magnetic or electric field or by direct connection
To join (two or more substances) to make a single substance, such as a chemical compound; mix.
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  1. To join (two or more substances) to make a single substance, such as a chemical compound; mix.
  2. To harvest and thresh with a combine
  3. To come or bring into union; act or mix together; unite; join
To become joined or united:
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  1. To become joined or united:
  2. To establish a rapport or relationship; relate:
  3. To join or fasten (two things together, or one thing with or to another); link; couple
To place at the end; append:
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  1. To place at the end; append:
  2. To permanently add to, attach, or fasten on. To permanently add to, attach, or fasten on.
  3. To secure to something; attach:
To win the heart of; to connect by ties of love or self-interest; to attract; to fasten or bind by moral influence; with to.
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  1. To win the heart of; to connect by ties of love or self-interest; to attract; to fasten or bind by moral influence; with to.
  2. To seize or take by legal process; to carry out an attachment, for example, to attach the funds in a debtor’s bank account to pay a judgment.
  3. To adhere or become legally effective, especially in connection with something or upon some event. For example, certain rights and responsibilities attach to becoming a parent.
To enunciate with clarity and precision:
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  1. To enunciate with clarity and precision:
  2. To cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears:
  3. To fasten with or as if with a clip; hold tightly.
To join to or by means of a communications circuit:
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  1. To join to or by means of a communications circuit:
  2. To establish a rapport or relationship; relate:
  3. To join or fasten (two things together, or one thing with or to another); link; couple
To form pairs; join.
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  1. To form pairs; join.
  2. To come together; unite
  3. (Elec.) To join (two or more circuits) by a common magnetic or electric field or by direct connection
(--- Informal) To take revenge upon (someone); get even with.
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  1. (--- Informal) To take revenge upon (someone); get even with.
  2. To put into a stable or unalterable form:
  3. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
To provide with an abiding emotional attachment:
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  1. To provide with an abiding emotional attachment:
  2. To hold (a ship, etc.) in place by cables or chains attached as to a pier or special buoy (mooring buoy), or by two anchors
  3. To secure or fix firmly.
To bring about; effect:
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  1. To bring about; effect:
  2. (Naut.) To stop working
  3. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
To fasten or wrap by encircling, as with a belt or ribbon:
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  1. To fasten or wrap by encircling, as with a belt or ribbon:
  2. To strengthen, secure, or ornament the edges of by a band, as of tape
  3. To tie or secure, as with a rope or cord.
To tie or unite closely or intricately; entangle
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  1. To tie or unite closely or intricately; entangle
  2. To form a knot or knots.
  3. To tie in or fasten with a knot or knots.
To put a knot or bow in:
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  1. To put a knot or bow in:
  2. (Music) To join (notes) by a tie.
  3. (Music) To connect with a tie
To provide a basis for; establish or found:
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  1. To provide a basis for; establish or found:
  2. To cause to feel attached or secure:
  3. To secure (a vessel) with an anchor.
To take or get passively; incur or contract without intention, as by exposure
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  1. To take or get passively; incur or contract without intention, as by exposure
  2. To seize and hold, as after a chase; capture
  3. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
To put into a stable or unalterable form:
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  1. To put into a stable or unalterable form:
  2. (--- Informal) To take revenge upon (someone); get even with.
  3. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
To make fast (a vessel, for example) by means of cables, anchors, or lines:
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  1. To make fast (a vessel, for example) by means of cables, anchors, or lines:
  2. To provide with an abiding emotional attachment:
  3. To secure or fix firmly.
To bring about; effect:
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  1. To bring about; effect:
  2. To bring to a halt; stop
  3. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
To set or fix firmly in a surrounding mass
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  1. To set or fix firmly in a surrounding mass
  2. To lay as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter; to bed; as, to embed a thing in clay, mortar, or sand.
  3. (Mathematics) To define a one-to-one function from (one set) to another so that certain properties of the domain are preserved when considering the image as a subset of the codomain.
To fix firmly or securely:
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  1. To fix firmly or securely:
  2. To invade; to encroach; to infringe or trespass; to enter on, and take possession of, that which belongs to another; usually followed by on or upon.
  3. To cut down into, as by erosion, so as to form a trough or trench
To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
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  1. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
  2. To put into a stable or unalterable form:
  3. To influence the outcome or actions of (something) by improper or unlawful means:
To fasten or set firmly in or on, esp. by inserting or piercing
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  1. To fasten or set firmly in or on, esp. by inserting or piercing
  2. (Linguistics) To insert (a morphological element) into the body of a word.
  3. To place (an infix) within a word
(Archaic) To dye or stain into the fiber of.
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  1. (Archaic) To dye or stain into the fiber of.
  2. To work into the fiber; infuse deeply
  3. To make something deeply part of something else, either literally or figuratively.
To provide with a place of temporary residence; house
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  1. To provide with a place of temporary residence; house
  2. To live in a certain place for a time
  3. To come to rest or be placed and remain firmly fixed
To begin to grow by putting out roots
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  1. To begin to grow by putting out roots
  2. To remove or get rid of. Often used with out :
  3. A plant part that usually grows underground, secures the plant in place, absorbs minerals and water, and stores food manufactured by leaves and other plant parts. Roots grow in a root system. Eudicots and magnoliids have a central, longer, and larger taproot with many narrower lateral roots branching off, while monocots have a mass of threadlike fibrous roots , which are roughly the same length and remain close to the surface of the soil. In vascular plants, roots usually consist of a central cylinder of vascular tissue, surrounded by the pericycle and endodermis, then a thick layer of cortex, and finally an outer epidermis or (in woody plants) periderm. Only finer roots (known as feeder roots) actively take up water and minerals, generally in the uppermost meter of soil. These roots absorb minerals primarily through small epidermal structures known as root hairs. In certain plants, adventitious roots grow out from the stem above ground as aerial roots or prop roots, bending down into the soil, to facilitate the exchange of gases or increase support. Certain plants (such as the carrot and beet) have fleshy storage roots with abundant parenchyma in their vascular tissues.
To impute; attribute:
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  1. To impute; attribute:
  2. To secure to something; attach:
  3. To place at the end; append:
To transfer one’s duty, interest, or right to another, especially regarding property or under a contract, so that the transferee has the same duty, interest, or right as the transferor had. See also assignment and delegate.
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  1. To transfer one’s duty, interest, or right to another, especially regarding property or under a contract, so that the transferee has the same duty, interest, or right as the transferor had. See also assignment and delegate.
  2. To set apart for a particular purpose or place in a particular category; designate:
  3. To place at some task or duty; appoint
To consider responsible for a misdeed, failure, or undesirable outcome:
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  1. To consider responsible for a misdeed, failure, or undesirable outcome:
  2. To find fault with; criticize:
  3. To place responsibility for (something):
(Informal) To influence the result or action of (a horse race, jury, election, etc.) to one's advantage by bribery, trickery, etc.
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  1. (Informal) To influence the result or action of (a horse race, jury, election, etc.) to one's advantage by bribery, trickery, etc.
  2. To place securely; make stable or firm:
  3. To set or place definitely; establish:
To infer or attribute responsibility or causation. To infer or attribute responsibility or causation.
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  1. To infer or attribute responsibility or causation. To infer or attribute responsibility or causation.
  2. (Theol.) To ascribe (the goodness or guilt of one person) to another as well
  3. To relate (something, usually something bad) to a particular cause or source; place the fault or responsibility for:
To appoint to a post:
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  1. To appoint to a post:
  2. To repose (confidence, trust, hope, etc.) in a person or thing
  3. To arrange for the publication or display of:

Synonym Study

  • Attach emphasizes the joining of two or more things in order to keep them together as a unit to attach one's references to an application
  • Tie and bind are often interchangeable, but in discriminating use, tie specif. implies the connection of one thing with another by means of a rope, string, etc. which can be knotted to tie a horse to a hitching post, and bind suggests the use of an encircling band which holds two or more things firmly together to bind someone's legs
  • Fasten , the somewhat more general word compared here, implies a joining of one thing to another, as by tying, binding, gluing, nailing, pinning, etc.
Find another word for fasten. In this page you can discover 116 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for fasten, like: unfasten, secure, attach, lock, fix, tie, bind, lace, close, shut and affix.