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;
2. take into custody;
3. hit hard;
4. succeed in obtaining a position;
5. succeed at easily;
6. locate exactly;
7. complete a pass
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".
To discover or establish conclusively
nailed down the story by checking all the facts.
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.
There is relatively little information about nail, maybe you can watch a bilingual story to relax your mood, I wish you a happy day!
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