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

3 senses of nail down

Sense 1
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 2
pin down, peg down, nail down, narrow down, narrow, specify -- (define clearly; "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game")
       => determine -- (fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; "the tree determines the border of the property")

Sense 3
finalize, finalise, settle, nail down -- (make final; put the last touches on; put into final form; "let's finalize the proposal")
       => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

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