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To fasten with a nail or nails
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“Water gushed through as they began to nail another board in place.”
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To detect or catch (someone, especially a suspected criminal)
“Detectives hunting a gunman who executed a father-of-three in a gangland murder have appealed to the criminal underworld to help nail the killer.”
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To expose or reveal the true nature or character of
“The book sets out to nail the lies and myths about the man, to set the record straight.”
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To take possession of
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To finalize or settle
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To hit or strike very hard
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“I would circle around him at the last second and try to nail him with a punch or chop.”
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To engage in amorous relations
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To carry out an action to the end
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To reach a decision about
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To expose or reveal the true nature or character of
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To engage in a clinch, as in boxing or wrestling
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To act in accordance to the terms of
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To take (an opportunity) eagerly
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(major in) To concentrate on a particular area of study
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To identify from a knowledge of appearance or character
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Impale on or pierce with a sharp point
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A small metal spike with a broadened flat head, driven into wood to join things together or to serve as a hook
“Now, the trick is to hit the flat part of the nail with the flat part of the hammer, thus driving it into the wood.”
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A horny covering on the upper surface of the tip of the finger and toe in humans and other primates
“Your nail bed is the skin beneath the nail plate.”
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A thin, pointed piece of metal, wood, or another rigid material
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A short pin or bolt, typically tapered at one end, that is used for securing something in place, hanging things on, or marking a position
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A sharp or resounding blow
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The action of seizing someone and taking them into custody
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A piece of metal or other hard material curved or bent back at an angle, for catching hold of or hanging things on
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