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KK Pronunciation

〔 nel 〕


〔 neil 〕

Overview of noun nail

The noun nail has 3 senses

  • nail -- (horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits)

  • nail -- (a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener)

  • nail -- (a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard)

Overview of verb nail

The verb nail has 7 senses

  • nail -- (attach something somewhere by means of nails; "nail the board onto the wall")

  • collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop -- (take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals")

  • smash, nail, boom, blast -- (hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer")

  • nail down, nail, peg -- (succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard")

  • 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")

  • pinpoint, nail -- (locate exactly; "can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?"; "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome")

  • complete, nail -- (complete a pass)