Meaning of nail

Definition of nail

(noun) horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
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
(verb) attach something somewhere by means of nails; "nail the board onto the wall"
take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer"
succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"
succeed at easily; "She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course"
locate exactly; "can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?"; "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome"

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