pin down

phrasal verb
pinned down; pinning down; pins down

Definition of pin down

1 : to cause or force (someone) to make a definite statement or decision about something Reporters tried to pin him down on the specific changes he wants to make to the tax laws.
2 : to find out (something) with certainty Can you pin down when the change occurred? I'm trying to pin the source of the problem down.

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