nails

  1. hit hard

    Synonyms : blast, boom, smash
    Type Of : hit
  2. take into custody

    Synonyms : apprehend, arrest, collar, cop, nab, pick up
    Type Of : clutch, prehend, seize
  3. complete a pass

    Synonyms : complete
    Type Of : play
  4. locate exactly

    Synonyms : pinpoint
    Type Of : turn up, locate
    Examples :
    • The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome
  5. succeed at easily

    Synonyms : ace, breeze through, pass with flying colors, sail through, sweep through
    Type Of : make it, pass
    Examples :
    • She nailed her astrophysics course
  6. succeed in obtaining a position

    Synonyms : nail down, peg
    Type Of : come through, deliver the goods, win, succeed, bring home the bacon
    Examples :
    • He nailed down a spot at Harvard
  7. a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard

    Type Of : linear measure, linear unit
  8. a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

    Type Of : holdfast, fastener, fastening, fixing
  9. attach something somewhere by means of nails

    Type Of : attach
    Examples :
    • nail the board onto the wall
  10. horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits

    Type Of : horny structure, unguis