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Nail

Definition

[n] a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
[n] horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
[n] a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard
[v] complete a pass, in football
[v] take into custody, as of suspected criminals, by the police
[v] attach something somewhere by means of nails; "nail the board onto the wall"
[v] hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer"
[v] locate exactly; "can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?"; "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome"
[v] succeed at easily; "She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course"
[v] succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"

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