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Synonyms for nail
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nail(noun)

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

  2. nail(noun)

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

  3. nail(verb)

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

  4. nail(verb)

    attach something somewhere by means of nails

    "nail the board onto the wall"

    Synonyms:
    apprehend, collar, peg, breeze through, sail through, ace, pass with flying colors, sweep through, nail down, complete, pick up, pinpoint, nab, boom, arrest, cop, blast, smash

  5. collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop(verb)

    take into custody

    "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"

    Synonyms:
    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

  6. smash, nail, boom, blast(verb)

    hit hard

    "He smashed a 3-run homer"

    Synonyms:
    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

  7. nail down, nail, peg(verb)

    succeed in obtaining a position

    "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"

    Synonyms:
    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

  8. 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"

    Synonyms:
    sweep through, apprehend, collar, peg, breeze through, sail through, ace, pass with flying colors, nail down, complete, pick up, pinpoint, nab, boom, arrest, cop, blast, smash

  9. pinpoint, nail(verb)

    locate exactly

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

    Synonyms:
    sweep through, apprehend, collar, peg, breeze through, sail through, ace, pass with flying colors, nail down, complete, pick up, pinpoint, nab, boom, arrest, cop, blast, smash

  10. complete, nail(verb)

    complete a pass

    Synonyms:
    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nail(n.)

    Synonyms:
    claw, talon

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "nail":

    fingernail, hock, ferocity, chlorine, stud

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How to use nail in a sentence?

  1. Jessica Wu:

    Your cuticles help seal the nail and keep out bacteria and fungus.

  2. Carla Ferrigno:

    I am going public( now) because I am just one more person who puts the nail in his coffin.

  3. Kevin Dykstra:

    When we had it looked at, they [the archaeologists] could tell that the nail was very old, it was a hand-forged nail, which helps date it back to that time period, we feel.

  4. Tiffani Lee:

    She calmed down because we got to talking about nail polish. She had on pink and I had on Easter purple.

  5. Malia Civetz:

    It is very difficult and we all know that, so when we nail it, it's just this incredible feeling.


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