festmachen

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festmachen

  1. to fix (something) on
  2. to fasten
    • 1952, Marie Luise Kaschnitz, ‘Das Dicke Kind’:
      Es saß am Ufer und versuchte, ein Bein über den andere zu legen, um die Schlittschuhe festzumachen.
      She sat on the shore and tried to cross one leg over the other, in order to fasten her ice-skates.
  3. (nautical) to moor
  4. to arrange
  5. to demonstrate, exemplify