nail

nail nail noun 1. a thin hard layer covering the outer tip of the fingers or toes • 指甲;趾甲:
»Stop biting your nails!
别咬指甲!
»nail clippers
指甲钳
--› see also fingernail , toenail 2. a small thin pointed piece of metal with a flat head, used for hanging things on a wall or for joining pieces of wood together • 钉;钉子:
»She hammered the nail in.
她把钉子敲了进去。
--› compare screw n. (1), tack n. (3) 【IDIOMS】 a nail in sbˈs / sthˈs ˈcoffin • something that makes the end or failure of an organization, sbˈs plans, etc. more likely to happen • 导致失败的事物;导致某事终结之物 on the ˈnail (BrE, informal) (of payment 付款) • without delay • 立刻;马上;毫不拖延:
»Theyˈre good customers who always pay on the nail.
他们是好主顾,付账从不耽搁。
--› more at fight v., hard adj., hit v., tough adj. verb [VN] 1. to fasten sth to sth with a nail or nails • (用钉子)钉牢,固定:
»I nailed the sign to a tree.
我将标示牌钉到了一棵树上。
2. (informal) to catch sb and prove they are guilty of a crime or of doing sth bad • 抓获并证明有罪;抓住:
»The police havenˈt been able to nail the killer.
警方还没有抓到杀人凶手。
3. (informal) to prove that sth is not true • 证明…不属实;揭露;揭发:
»We must nail this lie.
我们一定要戳穿这个谎言。
4. (NAmE, informal) to achieve sth or do sth right, especially in sport • (尤指体育运动中)获得,赢得,击中:
»He nailed a victory in the semi-finals.
他在半决赛中获胜。
nail your colours to the ˈmast (especially BrE) • to say publicly and firmly what you believe or who you support • 公开宣称;公开表态 【PHR V】 ˌnail sth∽ˈdown 1. to fasten sth down with a nail or nails • (用钉子)将…钉牢,将…固定 2. to reach an agreement or a decision, usually after a lot of discussion • 达成一致;作出决定:
»All the parties seem anxious to nail down a ceasefire.
各方面似乎都渴望将停火之事敲定。
ˌnail sb∽ˈdown (to sth) • to force sb to give you a definite promise or tell you exactly what they intend to do • 迫使明确保证(或准确说出想做之事) 【SYN】 pin down :
»She says sheˈll come, but I canˈt nail her down to a specific time.
她说要来,但我无法让她敲定具体什么时候来。
ˌnail sth∽ˈup 1. to fasten sth to a wall, post, etc. with a nail or nails • 用钉子将…固定到(墙上、柱子上等) 2. to put nails into a door or window so that it cannot be opened • 用钉子封住,封死(门或窗)
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[neil]
n. 指甲, 釘, 釘子
vt. 釘, 將...釘牢

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  • Nail — (n[=a]l), n. [AS. n[ae]gel, akin to D. nagel, OS. & OHG. nagal, G. nagel, Icel. nagl, nail (in sense 1), nagli nail (in sense 3), Sw. nagel nail (in senses 1 and 3), Dan. nagle, Goth. ganagljan to nail, Lith. nagas nail (in sense 1), Russ. nogote …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nail — may refer to: Nail (anatomy), toughened keratin at the end of an animal digit Nail (beak), a plate of hard horny tissue at the tip of some bird beaks Nail (fastener), the pin shaped fastener used in engineering, woodworking and construction Nail… …   Wikipedia

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  • nail — ► NOUN 1) a small metal spike with a broadened flat head, hammered in to join things together or to serve as a hook. 2) a horny covering on the upper surface of the tip of the finger and toe in humans and other primates. ► VERB 1) fasten with a… …   English terms dictionary

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  • nail — [nāl] n. [ME naile < OE nægl, akin to Ger nagel < IE base * onogh, nail > Sans áṅghri , foot, Gr onyx, nail, L unguis, fingernail] 1. a) a thin, horny covering that grows out over the upper tip of a finger or toe b) a similar growth on a …   English World dictionary

  • Nail —   [neɪl; englisch »Nagel«], frühere britische Längeneinheit, 1 Nail = 2¼ Inch = 5,715 cm.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • nail — [v1] fasten, fix with pointed object attach, beat, bind, drive, hammer, hit, hold, join, pin, pound, secure, sock*, spike, strike, tack, whack*; concepts 85,160,189 Ant. unfasten, unnail nail [v2] capture, arrest apprehend, bag, catch, collar*,… …   New thesaurus

  • nail up — To close or fasten with or as if with nails • • • Main Entry: ↑nail …   Useful english dictionary

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