Definitions for nail down

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word nail down

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nail down, nail, peg(verb)

    succeed in obtaining a position

    "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"

  2. pin down, peg down, nail down, narrow down, narrow, specify(verb)

    define clearly

    "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game"

  3. finalize, finalise, settle, nail down(verb)

    make final; put the last touches on; put into final form

    "let's finalize the proposal"


  1. nail down(Verb)

    to attach with nails

  2. nail down(Verb)

    to make something (e.g. a decision or plan) firm or certain

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Matt Taylor:

    We're using that to kind of nail down where we think we should be looking harder, once we get identification of where the lander is, that will give us a better fix on what we believe the illumination conditions are and a better idea of when we should expect the lander to have sufficient illumination to start charging its batteries and come back online.


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