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Overview of noun nail

The noun nail has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) nail

(horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits)

2. (3) nail

(a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener)

3. nail

(a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard)


Overview of verb nail

The verb nail has 7 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (8) nail

(attach something somewhere by means of nails; "nail the board onto the wall")

2. (2) collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop

(take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals")

3. (1) smash, nail, boom, blast

(hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer")

4. nail down, nail, peg

(succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard")

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")

6. pinpoint, nail

(locate exactly; "can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?"; "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome")

7. complete, nail

(complete a pass)

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