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nail

noun (n)

  • horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits (noun.body)
    source: wordnet30
  • a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard (noun.quantity)
    source: wordnet30
  • the horny scale of plate of epidermis at the end of the fingers and toes of man and many apes. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • attach something somewhere by means of nails (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Nail the board onto the wall.
    source: wordnet30
  • take into custody (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • hit hard (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • succeed in obtaining a position (verb.social)
    Synonym: nail down, peg
    Example:
    He nailed down a spot at Harvard.
    source: wordnet30
  • succeed at easily (verb.social)
    Example:
    She nailed her astrophysics course.
    source: wordnet30
  • locate exactly (verb.possession)
    Synonym: pinpoint
    Example:
    The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome.
    source: wordnet30
  • complete a pass (verb.competition)
    Synonym: complete
    source: wordnet30
  • To fasten with a nail or nails; to close up or secure by means of nails; as, to nail boards to the beams. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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