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verb [T] (FASTEN)   /neɪl/
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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