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Synonyms of nail in English:

noun

  • 1
    pin, spike, tack, rivet;
    British  panel pin, tin tack
    technical brad, sprig, clout nail, sparable
  • Phrases

    hard as nails
    1
    callous, hard-hearted, heartless, with a heart of stone, stony, stony-hearted, unfeeling, unsympathetic, uncaring, insensitive, unsentimental, cold-hearted, cold, hard-bitten, tough, unforgiving, lacking compassion, uncharitable, inflexible, unbending, implacable
    North American informal badass
    on the nail
    2
    North American  on the barrelhead

    verb

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  • 1 a large blackboard was nailed to the wall
    fasten, attach, fix, affix, secure, tack, hammer, pin, post
  • 2 informal a device which could help police to nail their suspects
    catch, capture, apprehend, arrest, take into custody, seize, take in, bring in
    informal collar, nab, pinch, cop, run in, pull in, pick up, bust
    British informal nick, nobble
  • 3 the paper's exclusive pictures had nailed the lie
    expose, reveal, uncover, unmask, bring to light, lay bare, smoke something out, unearth, detect, identify
    archaic discover
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    ungual relating to the nails
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