Synonyms for nail

Synonyms for (noun) nail

Synonyms: nail

Definition: a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

Similar words: fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast

Definition: restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

Synonyms: nail

Definition: horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits

Similar words: unguis, horny structure

Definition: any rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin

Synonyms: nail

Definition: a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard

Similar words: linear measure, linear unit

Definition: a unit of measurement of length

Synonyms for (verb) nail

Synonyms: nail, complete

Definition: complete a pass

Similar words: play

Definition: participate in games or sport

Usage: We played hockey all afternoon; play cards; Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches

Synonyms: collar, pick up, cop, apprehend, arrest, nab, nail

Definition: take into custody

Usage: the police nabbed the suspected criminals

Similar words: prehend, seize, clutch

Definition: take hold of; grab

Usage: 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

Synonyms: nail

Definition: attach something somewhere by means of nails

Usage: nail the board onto the wall

Similar words: attach

Definition: cause to be attached

Synonyms: blast, boom, smash, nail

Definition: hit hard

Usage: He smashed a 3-run homer

Similar words: hit

Definition: deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

Usage: He hit her hard in the face

Synonyms: pinpoint, nail

Definition: locate exactly

Usage: can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?; The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome

Similar words: turn up, locate

Definition: discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining

Usage: Can you locate your cousins in the Midwest?; My search turned up nothing

Synonyms: breeze through, ace, sweep through, pass with flying colors, nail, sail through

Definition: succeed at easily

Usage: She sailed through her exams; You will pass with flying colors; She nailed her astrophysics course

Similar words: pass, make it

Definition: go successfully through a test or a selection process

Usage: She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now

Synonyms: peg, nail, nail down

Definition: succeed in obtaining a position

Usage: He nailed down a spot at Harvard

Similar words: win, succeed, bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods

Definition: attain success or reach a desired goal

Usage: The enterprise succeeded; We succeeded in getting tickets to the show; she struggled to overcome her handicap and won

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