nail down

Definition of nail down

  1. 1 :  to make (something, such as a victory) certain to happen They need to score another touchdown to nail down the victory.

  2. 2 :  to find out or identify (something) exactly Her doctors haven't yet been able to nail down a diagnosis. They're trying to nail down the cause of our network problems.

  3. 3 :  to make (something) definite or final nail down a decision

Word by Word Definitions

nailplay
  1. :  a horny sheath protecting the upper end of each finger and toe of humans and most other primates

    :  a structure (such as a claw) that terminates a digit and corresponds to a nail

    :  a slender usually pointed and headed fastener designed to be pounded in

  1. :  to fasten with or as if with a nail

    :  to fix in steady attention

    :  catch, trap

downplay
  1. :  toward or in a lower physical position

    :  to a lying or sitting position

    :  toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. :  down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. :  to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

    :  to cause to fall by or as if by shooting :  bring down

    :  consume

  1. :  occupying a low position

    :  lying on the ground

    :  directed or going downward

  1. :  descent, depression

    :  an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

    :  a complete play to advance the ball

  1. :  an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

    :  a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. :  a covering of soft fluffy feathers

    :  these feathers

    :  something soft and fluffy like down


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