Meaning of “pin down someone” in the English Dictionary

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pin down someone

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

(LIMIT)

to limit someone's ability to move or act, esp. by using force:

Soldiers were pinned down by enemy fire.

(Definition of “pin down someone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)