nail

n
1. spike, brad, pin, peg, skewer, rivet, staple, tack, point; common nail, finishing nail, cut nail, roofing nail, drive nail, boat nail.
2. fingernail, toenail, (all of animals) claw, clutch, talon, unguis, nipper, pincher, hook.
3. hit the nail on the head
be accurate, be correct, say truly, put things succinctly, be concise; be right to the point, Inf. say it the way it is, address oneself to the issues alone.
v
4. fasten, make fast, attach, fix, hold, clinch, secure, join.
5.Informal. catch, capture, seize, apprehend, Inf. catch redhanded. Inf. catch with the goods, find in flagrante delicto, catch in the act; Inf. collar, Inf. pinch, nab, Inf. run in, Inf. pick up, arrest, take into custody.
6.Slang. hit, strike, smack, Inf. bop; punch, thwack, bang, crack, whack, whop, thump, Sl. paste.
7. nail down
Informal. make final, make definite, settle, resolve; Inf. firm up, Inf. pin down, make [s.o.] commit himself, get things in writing, Inf. get things in the bag, have things assured.

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  • Nail — (n[=a]l), n. [AS. n[ae]gel, akin to D. nagel, OS. & OHG. nagal, G. nagel, Icel. nagl, nail (in sense 1), nagli nail (in sense 3), Sw. nagel nail (in senses 1 and 3), Dan. nagle, Goth. ganagljan to nail, Lith. nagas nail (in sense 1), Russ. nogote …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nail — may refer to: Nail (anatomy), toughened keratin at the end of an animal digit Nail (beak), a plate of hard horny tissue at the tip of some bird beaks Nail (fastener), the pin shaped fastener used in engineering, woodworking and construction Nail… …   Wikipedia

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  • Nail — Nail, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nailed} (n[=a]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Nailing}.] [AS. n[ae]glian. See {Nail}, n.] 1. To fasten with a nail or nails; to close up or secure by means of nails; as, to nail boards to the beams. [1913 Webster] He is now dead …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nail — ► NOUN 1) a small metal spike with a broadened flat head, hammered in to join things together or to serve as a hook. 2) a horny covering on the upper surface of the tip of the finger and toe in humans and other primates. ► VERB 1) fasten with a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Nail — steht für: Nagel im Englischen Ein angloamerikanisches Maßsystem Eine deutsche Metalcore Band, siehe Nail (Band) Nail (Vorname), einen männlichen Vornamen arabischer Herkunft Nail ist der Familienname folgender Personen: David Nail (* 1979), US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • nail — [nāl] n. [ME naile < OE nægl, akin to Ger nagel < IE base * onogh, nail > Sans áṅghri , foot, Gr onyx, nail, L unguis, fingernail] 1. a) a thin, horny covering that grows out over the upper tip of a finger or toe b) a similar growth on a …   English World dictionary

  • Nail —   [neɪl; englisch »Nagel«], frühere britische Längeneinheit, 1 Nail = 2¼ Inch = 5,715 cm.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • nail — [v1] fasten, fix with pointed object attach, beat, bind, drive, hammer, hit, hold, join, pin, pound, secure, sock*, spike, strike, tack, whack*; concepts 85,160,189 Ant. unfasten, unnail nail [v2] capture, arrest apprehend, bag, catch, collar*,… …   New thesaurus

  • nail up — To close or fasten with or as if with nails • • • Main Entry: ↑nail …   Useful english dictionary

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