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Synonyms of nail in English:


  • 1
    pin, spike, tack, rivet;
    technicalbrad, sprig, clout nail, sparable
  • Phrases

    hard as nails

    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 informalbadass

    on the nail

    North American on the barrelhead


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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
    informalcollar, nab, pinch, cop, run in, pull in, pick up, bust
    British informalnick, 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
  • Word links

    ungual relating to the nails

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