Definition - nails

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nails
  1. succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"
  2. a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
  3. horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  4. complete a pass
  5. a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard
  6. take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
  7. attach something somewhere by means of nails; "nail the board onto the wall"
  8. hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer"
  9. locate exactly; "can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?"; "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome"
  10. succeed at easily; "She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course"