horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard
attach something somewhere by means of nails
"nail the board onto the wall"
collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop(verb)
take into custody
"the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
quail at, cop, uplift, peck, hook, savvy, hear, complete, get, dig, percolate, hold back, glom, nail down, pass with flying colors, perk up, smash, arrest, gather up, get word, nab, snitch, boom, call for, see, find out, turn back, grasp, perk, halt, gain vigor, knock off, ace, compass, receive, sweep through, stop, sail through, get the picture, pinpoint, collar, turn around, apprehend, get a line, comprehend, lift up, peg, intoxicate, pick up, breeze through, contain, elate, catch, thieve, blast, grok, learn, get wind, hold, collect, discover, check
smash, nail, boom, blast(verb)
"He smashed a 3-run homer"
boom out, cop, shoot, crush, bankrupt, complete, thunder, nail down, pass with flying colors, smash, arrest, bang up, nab, din, smash up, ruin, boom, demolish, pillory, break, breeze through, ace, blare, sweep through, sail through, pinpoint, collar, apprehend, savage, peg, thrive, pick up, expand, flourish, crucify, blast, dash, knock down, shell
nail down, nail, peg(verb)
succeed in obtaining a position
"He nailed down a spot at Harvard"
peg down, sweep through, apprehend, pass with flying colors, collar, peg, blast, nab, settle, breeze through, sail through, pin down, narrow down, specify, ace, finalise, nail down, complete, pick up, pinpoint, finalize, boom, arrest, cop, narrow, smash
breeze through, ace, pass with flying colors, sweep through, sail through, nail(verb)
succeed at easily
"She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course"
"can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?"; "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome"
complete a pass
sweep through, fill in, collar, breeze through, dispatch, finish, fill out, discharge, sail through, peg, ace, pass with flying colors, apprehend, nail down, complete, pick up, pinpoint, nab, make out, boom, arrest, cop, blast, smash
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How to use nail in a sentence?
Nail it, and it's astounding how exciting simplicity can be.
I am going public (now) because I am just one more person who puts the nail in his coffin.
This arbitration was not about trade secrets but about employees leaving Google for new opportunities and an engineer being used as a pawn by two tech giants, google fought tooth and nail to take back every penny paid to Anthony Levandowski for Anthony Levandowski multibillion dollar contributions and now Uber is refusing to indemnify Anthony Levandowski despite explicitly agreeing to do so.
Since this debate will likely have lower ratings [than the two Republican debates], I'd guess the 'one-liners' and soundbites will carry more weight, but, unlike the R's, the combatants will not have to fight tooth and nail for attention, so maybe we can expect a less frantic, more conversational vibe.
I can’t wait to show our fans how every piece of the design comes together before the final reveal, i want to nail every detail so that, when we walk away, Chip and I know we’ve given a family the one-of-a-kind home of their dreams.
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