There are 2 translations of nail in Spanish:

nail1

Pronunciation: /neɪl/

n

  • 1 [Const] clavo (m); (smaller) puntilla (f) a nail in sb's coffin this failure is another nail in his coffin este fracaso es otro paso camino a su derrota each cigarette you smoke is another nail in your coffin con cada cigarrillo que fumas te vas cavando tu propia fosa to be as hard as nails ser* muy duro (de corazón) to hit the nail on the head dar* en el clavo to pay on the nail [colloquial/familiar] pagar* en el acto they paid cash on the nail pagaron a toca teja (Esp) or (RPl) pagaron taca taca or (Chi, Ven) chinchin or (Méx) en caliente (y de repente) [familiar/colloquial] (before n) nail bomb bomba (f) de metralla
  • 2 [Anat] uña (f) to cut one's nails cortarse las uñas she bites her nails se come las uñas (before n) nail polish o (AmE) enamel o (BrE) varnish esmalte (m) de uñas nail polish o (AmE) enamel o (BrE also) varnish remover quitaesmalte (m)

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There are 2 translations of nail in Spanish:

nail2

vt

  • 1 (fix) clavar sheer panic nailed him to the spot se quedó clavado en el sitio de puro pánico

Phrasal verbs

nail down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 [lid/floorboard] clavar, asegurar con clavos 1.2 [cause] establecer* con certeza; [agreement] concretar 1.3 [person] see if you can nail him down on this issue a ver si logras que te dé una respuesta concreta sobre este asuntoto nail sb down to sth we must nail them down to a precise date tenemos que hacer que se comprometan a una fecha concreta

nail up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 [crate] cerrar* con clavos; [door/window] condenar (cerrando con tablas) 1.2 [picture/sign] clavar

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