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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:

    fingernail, hock, ferocity, chlorine, stud

How to pronounce nail?

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How to say nail in sign language?

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How to use nail in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Reinhart:

    Every screw, every nail driven into this home we want to know the impact on the long-term preservation of the structure.

  2. Joe Graedon:

    I've been recommending VapoRub as a safe, easy way to get rid of nail fungus for years, you coat the nail once or twice a day.

  3. Walter Scott:

    A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.

  4. Maurie Levine:

    It's the second court ruling saying we're entitled to this information - yet TDCJ keeps fighting tooth and nail, ... dragging out the appeals and refusing to comply while executions proceed in secret.

  5. Kenneth Nail:

    Nikki Haley announced. Since then, at least 60 public Confederate symbols have been removed since the 2015 church shooting, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Most recently, the city of St. Louis, Mo., removed a Confedearte monument -- a 32-foot-tall granite column with a bronze sculpture -- from a park. Complicating the debate for those opposed to these moves is the involvement of hate groups like the KKK. The group is planning a rally for July 8 following a decision by the city council in Charlottesville, Va., to remove a statue of Gen. Lee Park and rename Lee Park. Meanwhile, in April, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered the removal of multiple Confederate statutes. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu received brutal backlash and was forced to have heavy police presence in place when the nighttime removals began. Despite threats that people would boycott New Orleans, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu did not back down. These statues are not just stone and metal, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a highly lauded speech after the last Confederate statue had been taken down. They are not just innocent remembrances of a benign history. These monuments purposefully celebrate a fictional, sanitized Confederacy ; ignoring the death, ignoring the enslavement and the terror that it actually stood for. But to others, like Kenneth Nail Nail, it’s not about oppression. To us, it’s not a hate thing. It’s a heritage thing and what we like to do is celebrate everyone's struggles : the blacks, the whites, the north and south.


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