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English definition of “nail”

nail

verb [T] (FASTEN)   /neɪl/
to attach or fasten with a nail or nails: [M] Workmen were nailing down the carpet. If you nail something shut, you put nails in it to fasten it so that it cannot easily be opened: He nailed the box shut. infml To nail someone is to catch someone in a dishonest or illegal act: We finally nailed the guys dumping garbage in the park.
(Definition of nail verb (FASTEN) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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