English Thesaurus
(noun) 
Definition
a short stiff straight piece of wire with a pointed end and a rounded head: used mainly for fastening
Use pins to keep the material in place as you work.
Synonyms
tack
Use a staple gun or upholstery tacks.
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nail
A mirror hung on a nail above the washstand.
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safety pin
(noun) 
Definition
a wooden or metal peg
the steel pin holding his left leg together
Synonyms
peg
He builds furniture using wooden pegs instead of nails.
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bolt
details right down to the dimensions of nuts and bolts
(verb) 
Definition
to fasten with a pin or pins
They pinned a notice to the door.
Synonyms
fasten
Use screws to fasten the shelf to the wall.
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stick
Stick down any loose bits of flooring.
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attach
Attach labels to things before you file them away.
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join
The opened link is used to join the two ends of the chain.
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fix
Fix the photo to the card using double-sided tape
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secure
The frames are secured by horizontal rails to the back wall.
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nail
Frank put the first plank down and nailed it in place.
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clip
He clipped his flashlight to his belt.
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tack
He had tacked this note to the door.
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affix
Complete the form and affix four tokens.
(verb) 
Definition
to seize and hold fast
I pinned him against the wall.
Synonyms
hold fast
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hold down
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press
The trade unions are pressing him to stand firm.
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restrain
He grabbed my arm, partly to restrain me.
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constrain
I was constrained by family commitments.
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pinion
His arms were pinioned against his sides.

Phrasal verbs

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Additional synonyms

in the sense of affix
Definition
to attach or fasten
Complete the form and affix four tokens.
Synonyms
add,
stick on,
put on,
tag,
append (formal),
subjoin
in the sense of attach
Definition
to join, fasten, or connect
Attach labels to things before you file them away.
Synonyms
add,
tie,
fix,
adhere,
append (formal),
make fast,
subjoin,
bootstrap to
in the sense of bolt
Definition
a metal rod or pin that has a head and a screw thread to take a nut
details right down to the dimensions of nuts and bolts
Synonyms
pin,
rod,
peg,
rivet,
fastener

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