Meaning of ATTACH in English

ATTACH

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1. to attach one thing to another so that it stays in position

2. to attach something to a wall etc, especially so that it can be seen

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1. to attach one thing to another so that it stays in position

▷ attach /əˈtætʃ/ [transitive verb]

to join one thing to another, especially something larger, using glue, string, wires etc to keep it there :

▪ Get your receipt, attach it, and send it in .

attach something to something

▪ A copy of my resumé is attached to this letter.

▪ The doctor will attach a monitor to your stomach so that she can listen to the baby’s heart.

▷ fasten /ˈfɑːs ə nǁˈfæ-/ [transitive verb]

to attach one thing to another firmly, but in a way that makes it easy to remove again :

▪ Passengers should keep their seat belts fastened until the warning light is extinguished.

fasten something to something

▪ Christine fastened the brooch to her dress.

▪ Make sure the wires are properly fastened to the unit.

fasten something on/around/over etc

▪ Divers fasten weights around their waists to help them stay under water.

▪ She fastened her broad hat beneath her chin.

▷ fix /fɪks/ [transitive verb] British

to attach one thing to another so that it will stay permanently in this position, for example by using nails, screws, or strong glue :

fix something to something

▪ He fixed the lamp to the wall above the bed with a couple of screws.

▪ I don’t think it’s fixed to the ceiling very securely.

fix something on something

▪ I tried to fix them on the door, but they wouldn’t stay.

▷ nail /neɪl/ [transitive verb]

to attach one thing to another using nails :

nail something to something

▪ A large American flag is nailed to the wall above the bed.

▪ The desks in all the classrooms were nailed to the floor.

nail something on/together/down etc

▪ We watched as Dad nailed the fence panels together.

▪ I got a hammer and nailed down the floorboards.

▪ The windows had been nailed shut.

▷ pin /pɪn/ [transitive verb]

to attach something using a pin, especially to your clothes :

pin something to

▪ He had pinned a red rose to his jacket.

▪ Each delegate wore a name tag pinned to their lapel.

pin something on/up/together etc

▪ One of the straps was pinned in place with two safety pins.

▪ A note was pinned on the door of his office.

2. to attach something to a wall etc, especially so that it can be seen

▷ put up /ˌpʊt ˈʌp/ [transitive phrasal verb]

to attach something to a wall, such as a picture or notice, so that it can be seen :

put something up

▪ Sarah had put posters up all around her room.

▪ Shall I put it up opposite the mirror?

put up something

▪ Someone’s put up a notice in the library offering childcare for $11 an hour.

▪ We want to put up an art display at the end of the year to show off the students’ work.

▷ hang /hæŋ/ [transitive verb]

to attach something to a wall, tree etc so that it can be seen, especially by using string or wire :

▪ Where do you think we should hang it?

hang something on

▪ When are we going to hang the lights on the Christmas tree, Mommy?

hang up something/hang something up

▪ The children are hanging up the decorations for the party.

▪ She hung it up on the bulletin board in the staff room.

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