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Definitions of nail:
  • noun:   a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
  • noun:   horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun:   a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard
  • verb:   attach something somewhere by means of nails
    Example: "Nail the board onto the wall"
  • verb:   locate exactly
    Example: "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome"
  • verb:   succeed in obtaining a position
    Example: "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"
  • verb:   complete a pass
  • verb:   take into custody
  • verb:   hit hard
  • verb:   succeed at easily
    Example: "She nailed her astrophysics course"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 50000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #4772)

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