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nail - Dictionary definition and meaning for word nail

Definition
(noun) horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
Definition
(noun) a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
Definition
(noun) a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard
Definition
(verb) attach something somewhere by means of nails
Example Sentence
  • nail the board onto the wall

Definition
(verb) take into custody
Synonyms : apprehend , arrest , collar , cop , nab , pick up
Example Sentence
  • the police nabbed the suspected criminals

Definition
(verb) hit hard
Synonyms : blast , boom , smash
Example Sentence
  • He smashed a 3-run homer

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(verb) succeed in obtaining a position
Synonyms : nail down , peg
Example Sentence
  • He nailed down a spot at Harvard

Definition
(verb) succeed at easily
Example Sentence
  • She sailed through her exams
  • You will pass with flying colors
  • She nailed her astrophysics course

Definition
(verb) locate exactly
Synonyms : pinpoint
Example Sentence
  • can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?
  • The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome

Definition
(verb) complete a pass
Synonyms : complete

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