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nail down (2)

Meaning: If you nail something down, you fasten it to a surface, such as the floor, with a nail.

For example:

  • nail down There are a couple of loose boards on the back steps, so I'm going to nail them down.

  • nail down If you want to use carpet on the stage, nail it down so the dancers don't trip over it.

Quick Quiz:

Make sure you tell the caretaker to nail down
  1. the loose board
  2. the loose screw
  3. the loose hinge

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