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Synonyms of pinning

Noun


1. pinning, promise

usage: a mutual promise of a couple not to date anyone else; on college campuses it was once signaled by the giving of a fraternity pin

Verb


1. trap, pin, immobilize, immobilise

usage: to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"

2. pin, fasten, fix, secure

usage: attach or fasten with pins or as if with pins; "pin the needle to the shirt". "pin the blame on the innocent man"

3. pin, transfix, impale, empale, spike

usage: pierce with a pin; "pin down the butterfly"

4. pin, attack, aggress

usage: immobilize a piece

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