Significado de “nail” - en el Diccionario Inglés

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nailnoun [ C ]

uk /neɪl/ us /neɪl/

nail noun [ C ] (METAL)

B2 a small, thin piece of metal with one pointed end and one flat end that you hit into something with a hammer, especially in order to fasten or join it to something else:

a three-inch nail
I stepped on a nail sticking out of the floorboards.
Hammer a nail into the wall and we'll hang the mirror from it.

Más ejemplos

  • I got a flat tyre after driving over a nail.
  • Can you hold this nail in position while I hammer it into the door?
  • I ripped my shirt on a nail.
  • I've got a run in my tights from the nail on my chair.
  • She scrounged around in the tool box for a tack or nail to hang the notice up with.

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nail noun [ C ] (BODY PART)

B2 a thin, hard area that covers the upper side of the end of each finger and each toe:

Stop biting your nails!
nail clippers
a nail file

Más ejemplos

  • You're not to bite your nails like that.
  • She painted her nails a bright red.
  • She filed her nails as she watched TV.
  • She sat in the dentist's waiting room, nervously chewing at her nails.
  • I wish my nail polish wouldn't keep chipping.

nailverb

uk /neɪl/ us /neɪl/

(Definición de nail del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

nail en inglés americano

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nailnoun [ C ]

us /neɪl/

nail noun [ C ] (METAL)

a thin piece of metal having a pointed end that is forced into wood or another substance by hitting the other end with a hammer, and is used esp. to join two pieces or to hold something in place

nail noun [ C ] (BODY PART)

the hard, smooth part at the upper end of each finger and toe

nailverb [ T ]

us /neɪl/

nail verb [ T ] (FASTEN)

to attach or fasten with a nail or nails:

[ M ] Workmen were nailing down the carpet.

If you nail something shut, you put nails in it to fasten it so that it cannot easily be opened:

He nailed the box shut.

infml To nail someone is to catch someone in a dishonest or illegal act:

We finally nailed the guys dumping garbage in the park.

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(Definición de nail del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

nail en inglés de negocios

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nailverb [ T ]

uk /neɪl/ us informal

to prove that someone is guilty of doing something:

Identifying and nailing insider dealers in the credit markets is a difficult task.

to do something successfully:

He nailed the interview and was offered the job right there.

Phrasal verb(s)

nailnoun

uk /neɪl/ us
on the nail UK informal

at exactly the right time:

Some credit cards are offering loyalty bonuses to customers who pay on the nail .

(Definición de nail del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)