Definition of pin down
- Reporters tried to pin him down on the specific changes he wants to make to the tax laws.
- Can you pin down when the change occurred?
- I'm trying to pin the source of the problem down.
: a piece of solid material (such as wood or metal) used especially for fastening things together or as a support by which one thing may be suspended from another
: the center peg of a target
: something that resembles a pin especially in slender elongated form
: to fasten, join, or secure with a pin
: to hold fast or immobile
: to present (a young woman) with a fraternity pin as a pledge of affection
: of or relating to a pin
: having a grain suggesting the heads of pins
: toward or in a lower physical position
: to a lying or sitting position
: toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom
: down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on
: to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as
: to cause to fall by or as if by shooting : bring down
: occupying a low position
: directed or going downward
: lower in price
: descent, depression
: an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)
: a complete play to advance the ball
: an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil
: a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England
: a covering of soft fluffy feathers
: something soft and fluffy like down
: down syndrome
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