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English definition


  • 1. horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits

  • 2. a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

  • 3. a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard


  • 1. attach something somewhere by means of nails;

    • "nail the board onto the wall"
  • 2. take into custody;

    • "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
  • 3. hit hard;

    • "He smashed a 3-run homer"
  • 4. succeed in obtaining a position;

    • "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"
  • 5. succeed at easily;

    • "She sailed through her exams"
    • "You will pass with flying colors"
    • "She nailed her astrophysics course"
  • 6. locate exactly;

    • "can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?"
    • "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome"
  • 7. complete a pass

Example sentences

  • She hit the nail with a sledgehammer.

  • Every word he said hit the nail on the head.

  • Nail biting is often a subconscious reaction to tension.

  • They were fighting tooth and nail.

  • My dress hitched on a nail.

  • I missed the deadline again last week; I suppose that is another nail in my coffin.

  • Hook the rope over that nail.

  • Nail the boards onto the fence posts; they will make a good fence.

  • He drove a nail into the wall.

  • See if you can nail the chairman down to an exact date.

  • He knocked the nail out.

  • Her skirt got caught on a nail.

  • He struck the nail home.

  • I found a nail sticking in the tyre.

  • A nail tore a hole in her skirt.

  • You have to pay on the nail before you can leave the shop with your goods.

  • The nail pierced through the sole of his shoes into his foot.

  • If you want the cupboard door open all the time, why don't you nail it back?

  • In order to hang the picture, he had to hammer a nail.

  • I never nail her down to anything.

  • Will you nail down that loose board in the floor?

  • He hammered the nail into the branch.

  • "I think it would civilize people a bit more if they had decent conditions." — "I think you've hit the nail on the head."

  • The Secretary of State and his Russian counterpart met to try to nail down the elusive accord.

  • One dip into the bottle should do an entire nail.

  • It would be useful if you could nail down the source of this tension.

  • The prosecution still managed to nail him for robberies at the homes of leading industrialists.

  • Unions pledged to fight any compulsory redundancies "tooth and nail".

Phrase collocation

  • nail down

    To discover or establish conclusively

    • nailed down the story by checking all the facts.

    To win

    • nailed down another victory in the golf tournament.

  • fight tooth and nail

  • hard as nails

    (of a person) very tough; completely callous or unfeeling

  • nail one's colours to the mast

  • a nail in the coffin

    an action or event regarded as likely to have a detrimental or destructive effect on a situation, enterprise, or person

    • this was going to put the final nail in the coffin of his career.

  • on the nail (北美亦作

    (of payment) without delay

  • nail someone down

    elicit a firm promise or commitment from someone

    • I can't nail her down to a specific date.

  • nail something down

    fasten something securely with nails

    identify something precisely

    • something seems unexpected—I can't nail it down, but it makes me uneasy.

    secure something, especially an agreement

  • nail something up

    fasten a door or window with nails so that it cannot be opened


  • nail em and jail em

    • Old nail-em-and-jail-em is going to be knocking at your door any day now.


Meaning of nail

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