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Nail Down

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1. nail, nail down, peg

succeed in obtaining a position

Example Sentences:
'He nailed down a spot at Harvard'

2. nail down, narrow, narrow down, peg down, pin down, specify

define clearly

Example Sentences:
'I cannot narrow down the rules for this game'

3. finalise, finalize, nail down, settle

make final; put the last touches on; put into final form

Example Sentences:
'let's finalize the proposal'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.

Nail Down

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verb (tr, adverb)
to fasten down with or as if with nails
2. informal
to extort a definite promise or consent from
I nailed him down on the deadline
3. informal
to settle in a definite way
they nailed down the agreement

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Nail Down

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to fasten tightly with nails
to settle definitely; clinch

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Nail Down

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1. A slim, pointed piece of metal hammered into material as a fastener.
a. A fingernail or toenail.
b. A claw or talon.
3. Something resembling a nail in shape, sharpness, or use.
4. A measure of length formerly used for cloth, equal to 1/16 yard (5.7 centimeters).
tr.v. nailed, nail·ing, nails
1. To fasten, join, or attach with or as if with a nail.
2. To cover, enclose, or shut by fastening with nails: nail up a window.
3. To keep fixed, motionless, or intent: Fear nailed me to my seat.
4. Slang
a. To stop and seize; catch: Police nailed the suspect.
b. To detect and expose: nailed the senator in a lie; nail corruption before it gets out of control.
5. Slang
a. To strike or bring down: nail a bird in flight; nail a running back.
b. To perform successfully or have noteworthy success in: nailed the dive; nailed the exam.
6. Baseball To put out (a base runner).
7. Vulgar Slang To have sexual intercourse with.

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