Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun nail

3 senses of nail

Sense 1
nail -- (horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits)
       => horny structure, unguis -- (any rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin)

Sense 2
nail -- (a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener)
       => fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing -- (restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place)

Sense 3
nail -- (a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard)
       => linear unit, linear measure -- (a unit of measurement of length)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb nail

7 senses of nail

Sense 1
nail -- (attach something somewhere by means of nails; "nail the board onto the wall")
       => attach -- (cause to be attached)
          Phrasal Verb-> nail down#2

Sense 2
collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop -- (take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals")
       => seize, prehend, clutch -- (take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals")

Sense 3
smash, nail, boom, blast -- (hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer")
       => hit -- (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face")

Sense 4
nail down, nail, peg -- (succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard")
       => succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods -- (attain success or reach a desired goal; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won")

Sense 5
breeze through, ace, pass with flying colors, sweep through, sail through, nail -- (succeed at easily; "She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course")
       => pass, make it -- (go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now")

Sense 6
pinpoint, nail -- (locate exactly; "can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?"; "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome")
       => locate, turn up -- (discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining; "Can you locate your cousins in the Midwest?"; "My search turned up nothing")

Sense 7
complete, nail -- (complete a pass)
       => play -- (participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches")

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