nail

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. fingernail, toenail, ungula; talon, claw; tack, brad, spoke; hobnail, clout; pin, peg. —v. t. pin, fix; informal, capture, catch. See junction, restraint.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. brad, pin, peg, hob, stud; see also spike 1 .
Types and sizes of nails include: common, copper, cement coated, masonry, dry wall, galvanized, finishing, flooring, shingle, roofing, doublehead scaffold, spiral siding, staging, boat, hinge, chair, horseshoe, brad, cut, upholsterer's, clout, box, shoe, headless, hobnail; twopenny, fourpenny, sixpenny, eightpenny, tenpenny, twelvepenny. v.
1. [To hammer]
Syn. drive, pound, spike; see beat 2 , hammer , hit 1 .
2. [To fasten with nails]
Syn. secure, hold, bind; see fasten 1 .
3. [*To arrest]
Syn. capture, detain, apprehend; see arrest 1 , seize 2 .
hard as nails,
Syn. callous, unfeeling, remorseless; see cruel 2 .
hit the nail on the head*,
Syn. say what is exactly right, be accurate, come to the point; see define 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. fingernail claw, talon.
2. fastener spike, brad, pin, rivet, tack, staple, hobnail, tenpenny, box nail, finishing nail, roofing nail.
II
v.
1. drive pound, anchor, fix, bolt.
2. catch catch red-handed, nab, apprehend, seize, *pinch.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb Slang. To gain possession of, especially after a struggle or chase: capture, catch, get, net1, secure, take. Informal: bag. See GET.

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