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 for Attaching
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Attach \At*tach"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attached; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Attaching.] [OF. atachier, F. attacher, to tie or
     fasten: cf. Celt. tac, tach, nail, E. tack a small nail, tack
     to fasten. Cf. Attack, and see Tack.]
     1. To bind, fasten, tie, or connect; to make fast or join;
        as, to attach one thing to another by a string, by glue,
        or the like.
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              The shoulder blade is . . . attached only to the
              muscles.                              --Paley.
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              A huge stone to which the cable was attached.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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     2. To connect; to place so as to belong; to assign by
        authority; to appoint; as, an officer is attached to a
        certain regiment, company, or ship.
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     3. To win the heart of; to connect by ties of love or
        self-interest; to attract; to fasten or bind by moral
        influence; -- with to; as, attached to a friend; attaching
        others to us by wealth or flattery.
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              Incapable of attaching a sensible man. --Miss
                                                    Austen.
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              God . . . by various ties attaches man to man.
                                                    --Cowper.
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     4. To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or
        attribute; to affix; -- with to; as, to attach great
        importance to a particular circumstance.
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              Top this treasure a curse is attached. --Bayard
                                                    Taylor.
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     5. To take, seize, or lay hold of. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     6. To take by legal authority:
        (a) To arrest by writ, and bring before a court, as to
            answer for a debt, or a contempt; -- applied to a
            taking of the person by a civil process; being now
            rarely used for the arrest of a criminal.
        (b) To seize or take (goods or real estate) by virtue of a
            writ or precept to hold the same to satisfy a judgment
            which may be rendered in the suit. See Attachment,
            4.
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                  The earl marshal attached Gloucester for high
                  treason.                          --Miss Yonge.
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     Attached column (Arch.), a column engaged in a wall, so
        that only a part of its circumference projects from it.
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     Syn: To affix; bind; tie; fasten; connect; conjoin; subjoin;
          annex; append; win; gain over; conciliate.
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