fasten

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.
  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.
  3. To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to lay on; as, to fasten a blow.

v. i.

  1. To fix one's self; to take firm hold; to clinch; to cling.