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English definition of “pin sb down”

pin sb down

phrasal verb with pin     /pɪn/ verb [T] (present participle pinning, past tense and past participle pinned)
DETAILS to make someone give you details or a decision about something: I've been trying to get a decision from Jim , but he's very difficult to pin down.Causing somebody to actUrging and persuadingQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
HOLD DOWN to force someone to stay in a horizontal position by holding them: They pinned him down on the floor .Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
(Definition of pin sb down from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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