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nail

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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
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hang one on

2 to make final, definite, or beyond dispute

  • this latest infidelity nails it—I'm filing for divorce
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3 to reveal the true nature of

  • an investigative report that nailed the teenage novelist as someone who had plagiarized the works of others
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blow the whistle on

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4 to take or keep under oneʼs control by authority of law

  • the very first time I tried to steal anything, I got nailed
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apprehend, arrest, bust [slang], collar, nab, nick [British slang], pick up, pinch, pull in, restrain, run in, seize

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5 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly

  • the running back saw the pass coming in and nailed it
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take hold (of)

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