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nail

 
Noun nail has 3 senses
  1. nail - horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
    --1 is a kind of
    horny structure, unguis
    --1 is a part of integumentary system; digit, dactyl
    --1 has parts: half-moon, lunula, lunule; matrix
    --1 has particulars: fingernail; toenail
  2. nail - a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
    --2 is a kind of
    fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing
    --2 has parts: clinch; head; nailhead; shank, stem
    --2 has particulars:
     brad; clout nail, clout; doornail; eightpenny nail; fourpenny nail; hobnail; sixpenny nail; spike; staple; stub nail; tack; tenpenny nail
    Derived form: verb nail1
  3. nail - a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard
    --3 is a kind of
    linear unit
Verb nail has 7 senses
  1. nail - attach something somewhere by means of nails; "nail the board onto the wall"
    --1 is one way to
    attach
    Derived forms: noun nail2, noun nailer1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop - take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
    --2 is one way to seize, prehend, clutch
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. smash, nail, boom, blast - hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer"
    --3 is one way to hit
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. nail down, nail, peg - succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"
    --4 is one way to succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. breeze through, ace, pass with flying colors, sweep through, sail through, nail - succeed at easily; "She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course"
    --5 is one way to pass, make it
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. pinpoint, nail - locate exactly; "can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?"; "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome"
    --6 is one way to locate, turn up
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  7. complete, nail - complete a pass
    --7 is one way to play
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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