To fasten a charge upon

Fasten Fas"ten, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fastened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fastening}.] [AS. f[ae]stnian; akin to OHG. festin[=o]n. See {Fast}, a.] 1. To fix firmly; to make fast; to secure, as by a knot, lock, bolt, etc.; as, to fasten a chain to the feet; to fasten a door or window. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to hold together or to something else; to attach or unite firmly; to cause to cleave to something, or to cleave together, by any means; as, to fasten boards together with nails or cords; to fasten anything in our thoughts. [1913 Webster]

The words Whig and Tory have been pressed to the service of many successions of parties, with very different ideas fastened to them. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

3. To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to lay on; as, to fasten a blow. [Obs.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

If I can fasten but one cup upon him. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To fasten a charge upon} or {To fasten a crime upon}, to make his guilt certain, or so probable as to be generally believed.

{To fasten one's eyes upon}, to look upon steadily without cessation. --Acts iii. 4.

Syn: To fix; cement; stick; link; affix; annex. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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