- a small metal spike with a broadened flat head, driven into wood to join things together or to serve as a hook；a horny covering on the upper surface of the tip of the finger and toe in humans and other primates
- fasten with a nail or nails；detect or catch (someone, especially a suspected criminal)
verb: nail, 3rd person present: nails, gerund or present participle: nailing, past tense: nailed, past participle: nailed
noun: nail, plural noun: nails
- 1. a small metal spike with a broadened flat head, driven into wood to join things together or to serve as a hook don't try and hammer nails into the ceiling joists a masonry nail 同義詞
- 2. a horny covering on the upper surface of the tip of the finger and toe in humans and other primates she began to bite her nails a pair of nail clippers 同義詞
- ▪ an animal's claw the clicking of a dog's nails on a wooden floor
- ▪ a hard growth on the upper mandible of some soft-billed birds.
- 3. a medieval measure of length for cloth, equal to 21/4 inches.
- 4. a medieval measure of wool, beef, or other commodity, roughly equal to 7 or 8 pounds.
- 1. fasten with a nail or nails the strips are simply nailed to the roof 同義詞
- 2. informal detect or catch (someone, especially a suspected criminal) have you nailed the killer? 同義詞
- ▪ expose (a lie or other deception) he spoke out to nail the lie that he'd had a row with his manager 同義詞
- 3. informal (of a player) strike (a ball) forcefully and successfully she was stretched to the limit and failed to nail the smash
- ▪ (of a fielder) put (a runner) out by throwing to a base he muffed a perfect throw home that should have nailed Joe by yards
- ▪ North American (of a player) defeat or outwit (an opponent) Navratilova tried to nail her on the backhand side
- ▪ (of a player) secure (a victory) conclusively I fancy the Scots to nail a win
- 4. informal perform (an action or task) perfectly she absolutely nailed the high notes I guess they were indeed impressed (nailed it!)
- 5. US vulgar slang (of a man) have sex with (someone).