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English definition of “pin someone down”

pin someone down

verb phrasal verb with pin  /pɪn/ (-nn-) us  

(QUESTION)

to force someone to be specific or make his or her intentions known, esp. by asking a lot of questions: I tried to pin him down on where the money would come from.
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