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Fasten on   /fˈæsən ɑn/   Listen
Fasten on

verb
1.
Adopt.  Synonyms: hook on, latch on, seize on, take up.






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"Fasten on" Quotes from Famous Books



... in gusts," the Forecaster answered. "Let her go up, there may be calmer wind higher. Fasten on your three small ones, now, Tom; you might as well have all the sail area that ...
— The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men • Francis William Rolt-Wheeler

... thousand sequins in four evenings: I had received five thousand for my share; and lost no time in paying my debts and in redeeming all the articles which I had been compelled to pledge. That scamp brought me back the smiles of Fortune, and from that moment I got rid of the ill luck which had seemed to fasten on me. ...
— The Memoires of Casanova, Complete • Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

... at which two carp came up to breathe. These he caught and set before his stepmother. Another paragon, though of tender years and having a delicate skin, insisted on sleeping uncovered at night, in order that the mosquitoes should fasten on him alone, and allow his ...
— Peeps at Many Lands: Japan • John Finnemore

... contracted itself into a spinning black tube, which wavered about for all the world like a gigantic loch-leech held by the tail between the finger and thumb, while it was poking its vast snout about in the clouds in search of a spot to fasten on. ...
— Great Sea Stories • Various

... it true, that, before any vice can fasten on a man, body, mind, or moral nature must be debilitated. The mosses and fungi gather on sickly trees, not thriving ones; and the odious parasites which fasten on the human frame choose that which is already enfeebled. Mr. Walker, the hygeian ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. II, No. 8, June 1858 • Various

... still hoarse and eager—"don't you mind how much I care for him? Could it ever make you feel savage? Could it ever set you thinking I was nothing but—what I am—and that it was cheek of me to push myself in and fasten on to a gentleman who only took me up for charity? Here's the living truth," he ended in an outburst; "if I were you and you were me, that's what I should be thinking. I know it is. I couldn't help it. I should see every low thing there was in you, in your ...
— The Lost Prince • Frances Hodgson Burnett

... dress amongst the people of Nootka, observed by us, that seems peculiarly adapted to war, is a thick leathern mantle doubled, which, from its size, appears to be the skin of an elk or buffalo, tanned. This they fasten on, in the common manner, and it is so contrived, that it may reach up, and cover the breast quite to the throat, falling, at the same time, almost to the heels. It is, sometimes, ingeniously painted in different compartments; ...
— A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 • Robert Kerr



Words linked to "Fasten on" :   espouse, hook on, embrace, adopt, sweep up



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