"fastening" in the noun sense
1. fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing
restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
2. fastening, attachment
the act of fastening things together
"fastening" in the verb sense
1. fasten, fix, secure
cause to be firmly attached
"fasten the lock onto the door"
"she fixed her gaze on the man"
become fixed or fastened
"This dress fastens in the back"
"They fastened various nicknames to each other"
4. tighten, fasten
make tight or tighter
"Tighten the wire"
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