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Dictionary definition for: Nail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. (v) succeed at easily; "She sailed through her exams" "You will pass with flying colors" "She nailed her astrophysics course"

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

10. (v) complete a pass

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