Thesaurus

nail

Synonyms and Antonyms 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.
Synonyms of nail
Words Related to nail
Phrases Synonymous with nail

hang one on

2 to make final, definite, or beyond dispute
  • We nailed down a date for the meeting.
Synonyms of nail
Words Related to nail
Near Antonyms of nail
3 to reveal the true nature of
  • nailed the source of the story and forced a retraction
Synonyms of nail
Words Related to nail
Phrases Synonymous with nail

blow the whistle on

Near Antonyms of nail
Antonyms of nail
4 to take or keep under one's control by authority of law
  • The FBI nailed the hackers.
Synonyms of nail
Words Related to nail
Near Antonyms of nail
Antonyms of nail
5 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly
  • The running back saw the pass coming in and nailed it.
Synonyms of nail
Words Related to nail
Phrases Synonymous with nail

take hold (of)

Near Antonyms of nail
Antonyms of nail


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up nail? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

investment of mental or emotional energy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!