What does nail down mean?

Definitions for nail down

Here are all the 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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nail down in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nail down in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gary Shaw:

    These kinds of studies, they do n’t nail down the specifics, they nail down the grand overarching view of something as a signal to look here. It’s not saying anything is good or bad here.

  2. 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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