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verb
  1. 1
    to close something such as a piece of clothing or a bag using the buttons, zipper, clip, etc. on it

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  2. 2
    to fix one thing to another using something such as string or nails so that it is held firmly in position

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      to become fixed to an object or surface and held firmly in position

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  3. 4
    to hold something very tightly

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