Nail - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
- a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard
- hit hard (syn: blast, boom, smash)
- succeed in obtaining a position (syn: nail down, peg)
I get my nails done at the beauty salon every other week.
Nail the picture to the wall.
All the doors were nailed shut.
He got nailed by his parents while trying to sneak out of the house.
He got nailed for not paying his taxes.
The FBI has nailed the hackers.
He drove a nail into the board.
The lid was nailed down, so we couldn't get it off.
He nailed his eye on the wrecks.
The key was hanging on a nail by the door.
She hammered a nail into the wall.
I've broken my nail.
Stop biting your nails!
She sat painting her nails (=putting a coloured substance on them).
He still had dirt under his nails.
present participle: nailing
past tense: nailed
past participle: nailed
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