nail down

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to make something (e.g. a decision or plan) firm or certain

They haven't nailed down their vacation plans yet.

to attach with nails

Nail down the shelf, then paint it.

define clearly; "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game"
complete, close, make a final summary
succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"
succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard
If you nail down something unknown or uncertain, you find out exactly what it is. It would be useful if you could nail down the source of this tension. = pin down
make final; put the last touches on; put into final form; "let's finalize the proposal"
If you nail down an agreement, you manage to reach a firm agreement with a definite result. The Secretary of State and his Russian counterpart met to try to nail down the elusive accord
nail down

    Hyphenation

    nail Down

    Turkish pronunciation

    neyl daun

    Pronunciation

    /ˈnāl ˈdoun/ /ˈneɪl ˈdaʊn/

    Etymology

    [ 'nA(&)l ] (noun.) before 12th century. Middle English, from Old English nægl; akin to Old High German nagal nail, fingernail, Latin unguis fingernail, toenail, claw, Greek onyx.

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