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nail

verb

Definition of NAIL

1
to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner <the boxer nailed his opponent with a devastating left hook>
2
to make final, definite, or beyond dispute <this latest infidelity nails it—I'm filing for divorce>
Near Antonyms confuse, muddle, muddy, unsettle
3
to reveal the true nature of <an investigative report that nailed the teenage novelist as someone who had plagiarized the works of others>
Near Antonyms conceal, hide, secrete, veil
4
to take or keep under one's control by authority of law <the very first time I tried to steal anything, I got nailed>
Antonyms discharge
5
to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly <the running back saw the pass coming in and nailed it>
Synonyms bag, capture, collar, cop [slang], corral, get, glom, grab, grapple, hook, land, nab, nail, net, nobble [British slang], rap, seize, snag, snap (up), snare, snatch, trap
Related Words glove, halter, lasso, rope; apprehend, arrest, detain; bay, corner; clasp, clutch, fasten (on), fist, grasp, grip, hold, latch (on or onto), secure; rend, wrest; enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, entangle, entrap, mesh; abduct, kidnap, spirit (away or off)
Antonyms miss

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