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fasten

1 verb close, join
TRANSITIVEceangail verb  c m uto fasten a knot snaidhm a cheangalhe fastened up the top button dhún sé an cnaipe ag an mbarrfasten your seat belt cuir ort do chrios sábhálashe fastened the lid tight on the jar chuir sí an clár go teann ar an bpróca, theann sí an clár ar an bprócathe cover was fastened with a safety-pin bhí an cumhdach ceangailte le biorán dúntamake sure they're securely fastened déan cinnte to bhfuil siad ceangailte go daingean
INTRANSITIVEceangail verb  c m ugreamaigh verb  c m uthe trousers fasten at the ankle is féidir an bríste a cheangal ag an rúitínthey fasten together with Velcro greamaíonn siad le chéile le Velcro
2 verb fix, attach (sth to sth) TRANSITIVEceangail verb  c m ugreamaigh verb  c m ufeistigh verb  c m uthe straps were fastened to the handlebars bhí na strapaí ceangailte de na hanlaíthey fastened the clamp onto the wheel ghreamaigh siad an clampa den rothit fastens the two parts together greamaíonn sé an dá chuid dá chéile
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3 verb clasp (arms etc) around TRANSITIVEfáisc verb  c m ushe fastened her arms around me d'fháisc sí a lámha i mo thimpeall

fastened

adjectiveceangailte  c m ukeep your seatbelt fastened coimeád do chrios sábhála ceangailte
phrasal verbs

fasten on

(also

fasten upon

) 1 (v + prep) fix eyes, gaze TRANSITIVEdírigh ar PhrV  c m uher eyes fastened on me sháigh sí a súile ionam, chuir sí na súile tríomhe fastened his gaze on the old building stán sé ar an seanfhoirgneamh, dhírigh sé a shúil ar an seanfhoirgneamh 2 (v + prep) literary fix thoughts, attention TRANSITIVEdírigh ar PhrV  c m uthe critics fastened upon his conclusions dhírigh na léirmheastóirí ar a chuid conclúidíthey fastened their hopes on her experience chuir siad a ndóchas sa taithí a bhí aici