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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
    Definition
    (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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