Phrasal Verbs

nail down (2)

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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

a. the loose board

b. the loose screw

c. the loose hinge

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