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Meaning of nail


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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  nail
      n 1: horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal
           surface of the digits
      2: a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials
         as a fastener
      3: a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard
      v 1: attach something somewhere by means of nails; "nail the
           board onto the wall"
      2: take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected
         criminals" [syn: {collar}, {nail}, {apprehend}, {arrest},
         {pick up}, {nab}, {cop}]
      3: hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer" [syn: {smash}, {nail},
         {boom}, {blast}]
      4: succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at
         Harvard" [syn: {nail down}, {nail}, {peg}]
      5: succeed at easily; "She sailed through her exams"; "You will
         pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics
         course" [syn: {breeze through}, {ace}, {pass with flying
         colors}, {sweep through}, {sail through}, {nail}]
      6: locate exactly; "can you pinpoint the position of the
         enemy?"; "The chemists could not nail the identity of the
         chromosome" [syn: {pinpoint}, {nail}]
      7: complete a pass [syn: {complete}, {nail}]


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