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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
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