Basic+ Word of the Day: fasten

fasten (verb) past tense: fastened LISTEN

Fasten your seatbelt.

Fasten means ‘to make secure’ or ‘to close.’

  • Lisa fastened her jeans with a button.
  • Edward fastened the lock as soon as he closed the door.
  • Rita fastened the seatbelt in her car.

Did you know?

You can learn almost anything on the internet! Here is a video about how to fasten the strap on your motorcycle helmet.

In pop culture

If you’ve traveled by airplane, you’ve seen the sign “Fasten your seatbelts.” Watch this classic scene from the movie All About Eve, where Bette Davis says, “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy (turbulent)¬†ride.” What does she mean here?

There are other meanings of fasten.
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