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Synonyms for nail
neɪlnail

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nailnoun

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

  2. nailnoun

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

  3. nailverb

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

  4. nailverb

    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, copverb

    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, blastverb

    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, pegverb

    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, nailverb

    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, nailverb

    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, nailverb

    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. nailnoun

    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. Goa Kerle:

    The nail is a friend of wood even if the nail makes wood suffer. Because the nail gives wood purpose.

  2. Tiffani Lee:

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

  3. Mark Antony:

    Tell them - to cut off his hands and nail them to the Senate door. I told the old fool I'd do it if he ever crossed me again. Nobody can possibly say that I don't keep my word.

  4. Jo Swabe:

    I really do hope that will put the final nail in the coffin.

  5. Crystal Lindell:

    When they hit the nail on the head, it goes fantastic for them.


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