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English definition of “nail”

nail

verb [T] (CATCH)    /neɪl/ slang
to catch someone, especially when they are doing something wrong , or to make it clear that they are guilty : The police had been trying to nail those guys for months .Arresting and chargingBlaming and accusing
(Definition of nail verb (CATCH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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