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US [neɪl]
UK [neɪl]
  • n.钉;钉子;指甲;趾甲
  • v.固定;揭露;抓获并证明有罪;抓住
  • Web美甲;钉住;爪
Plural Form:nails  Present Participle:nailing  Past Tense:nailed  
Nail
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n.
1.
指甲;趾甲thin hard layer covering the outer tip of the fingers or toes
Stop biting your nails!
别咬指甲!
nail clippers
指甲钳
2.
钉;钉子a small thin pointed piece of metal with a flat head, used for hanging things on a wall or for joining pieces of wood together
She hammered the nail in.
她把钉子敲了进去。
IDM
a nail in sbs/sths coffin
导致失败的事物;导致某事终结之物something that makes the end or failure of an organization, sb's plans, etc. more likely to happen
They're good customers who always pay on the nail.
他们是好主顾,付账从不耽搁。
on the nail
(informal)
立刻;马上;毫不拖延without delay
They're good customers who always pay on the nail.
他们是好主顾,付账从不耽搁。
v.
1.
~ sth (+ adv./prep./adj.)
(用钉子)钉牢,固定to fasten sth to sth with a nail or nails
I nailed the sign to a tree.
我将标示牌钉到了一棵树上。
2.
(informal)
~ sb
抓获并证明有罪;抓住to catch sb and prove they are guilty of a crime or of doing sth bad
The police haven't been able to nail the killer.
警方还没有抓到杀人凶手。
3.
(informal)
~ sth
证明…不属实;揭露;揭发to prove that sth is not true
We must nail this lie.
我们一定要戳穿这个谎言。
4.
(informal)
~ sth
(尤指体育运动中)获得,赢得,击中to achieve sth or do sth right, especially in sport
He nailed a victory in the semi-finals.
他在半决赛中获胜。
IDM
nail your colours to the mast
公开宣称;公开表态to say publicly and firmly what you believe or who you support

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