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pin

Synonyms of pin in English:

noun

  • 1 fasten the hem with a pin
    tack, safety pin, nail, staple, fastener
  • 2 a broken pin in the machine
  • 3 souvenir pins
  • verb

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  • 1 she pinned the brooch to her dress
  • 2 they pinned him to the ground
    hold, press, hold fast, hold down;
    restrain, pinion, immobilize
  • 3 they pinned the crime on him
    blame for, hold responsible for, attribute to, impute to, ascribe to;
    lay something at someone's door
    informal stick on
  • Phrases

    pin down
  • 1.1 our troops can pin down the enemy
    confine, trap, hem in, corner, close in, shut in, hedge in, pen in, restrain, entangle, enmesh, immobilize
  • 2.1 she tried to pin him down to a plan
    constrain, make someone commit themselves, pressure, tie down, nail down
  • 3.1 it evoked a memory but he couldn't pin it down
    define, put one's finger on, put into words, express, name, specify, identify, pinpoint, place
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