"nailing" in the verb sense
attach something somewhere by means of nails
"nail the board onto the wall"
2. collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop
take into custody
"the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
3. smash, nail, boom, blast
"He smashed a 3-run homer"
4. nail down, nail, peg
succeed in obtaining a position
"He nailed down a spot at Harvard"
5. breeze through, ace, pass with flying colors, sweep through, sail through, nail
succeed at easily
"She sailed through her exams"
"You will pass with flying colors"
"She nailed her astrophysics course"
6. pinpoint, nail
"can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?"
"The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome"
7. complete, nail
complete a pass
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