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nail up

Meaning: If you nail something up, you use a nail to attach it to a vertical surface like a wall or a door.

For example:

  • nail up sth Emilio nailed up a horseshoe over the front door of our house. He says it'll bring us good luck.

  • nail sth up Could you get a hammer and nail the picture up in the bedroom?

Quick Quiz:

If you want to nail something up, you'll need
  1. uppers
  2. nail clippers
  3. a hammer

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