Synonyms of nail


1. nail, horny structure, unguis

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

2. nail, fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing

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

3. nail, linear unit, linear measure

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


1. nail, attach

usage: attach something somewhere by means of nails; "nail the board onto the wall"

2. collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop, seize, prehend, clutch

usage: take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"

3. smash, nail, boom, blast, hit

usage: hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer"

4. nail down, nail, peg, succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods

usage: succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"

5. breeze through, ace, pass with flying colors, sweep through, sail through, nail, pass, make it

usage: succeed at easily; "She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course"

6. pinpoint, nail, locate, turn up

usage: locate exactly; "can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?"; "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome"

7. complete, nail, play

usage: complete a pass

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Definition and meaning of nail (Dictionary)