Definitions for nail

Definitions for (noun) nail

Main entry: nail

Definition: a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

Main entry: nail

Definition: horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits

Main entry: nail

Definition: a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard

Definitions for (verb) nail

Main entry: nail, complete

Definition: complete a pass

Main entry: collar, pick up, cop, apprehend, arrest, nab, nail

Definition: take into custody

Usage: the police nabbed the suspected criminals

Main entry: nail

Definition: attach something somewhere by means of nails

Usage: nail the board onto the wall

Main entry: blast, boom, smash, nail

Definition: hit hard

Usage: He smashed a 3-run homer

Main entry: pinpoint, nail

Definition: locate exactly

Usage: can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?; The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome

Main entry: breeze through, ace, sweep through, pass with flying colors, nail, sail through

Definition: succeed at easily

Usage: She sailed through her exams; You will pass with flying colors; She nailed her astrophysics course

Main entry: peg, nail, nail down

Definition: succeed in obtaining a position

Usage: He nailed down a spot at Harvard

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