pin someone/something down


pin someone/something down
Syn:
confine, trap, hem in, corner, close in, shut in, pen in

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  • pin someone/something down — 1 our troops can pin down the enemy: CONFINE, TRAP, hem in, corner, close in, shut in, hedge in, pen in, restrain, entangle, enmesh …   Useful english dictionary

  • pin — 1. noun 1) fasten the hem with a pin Syn: tack, safety pin, nail, staple, fastener 2) a broken pin in the machine Syn: bolt, peg, rod, rivet, dowel 3) …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • pin — [pin] n. [ME pyn < OE pinn, akin to MHG pfinne, a nail, prob. < IE base * bend , projecting point > MIr benn, peak] 1. a peg of wood, metal, etc., used esp. for fastening or holding things together or as a support on which to hang things …   English World dictionary

  • pin — pin1 S3 [pın] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(for joining/fastening)¦ 2¦(jewellery)¦ 3¦(electrical)¦ 4¦(bowling)¦ 5 you could hear a pin drop 6¦(part of bomb)¦ 7¦(golf)¦ 8 for two pins I d ... 9 pins ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pin — pin1 [ pın ] noun count ** 1. ) a small thin piece of metal with a sharp point, used for holding cloth in place while you are sewing 2. ) a piece of jewelry that you wear on your clothes. British brooch a ) a thin pointed piece of metal worn on… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pin — 1 noun (C) 1 FOR CLOTH a short thin piece of metal with a sharp point at one end, used especially for fastening together pieces of cloth while making clothes 2 JEWELLERY a) AmE an attractively shaped piece of metal, sometimes containing jewels,… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pin down — verb 1. define clearly (Freq. 1) I cannot narrow down the rules for this game • Syn: ↑peg down, ↑nail down, ↑narrow down, ↑narrow, ↑specify • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pin — [[t]pɪ̱n[/t]] ♦♦♦ pins, pinning, pinned 1) N COUNT Pins are very small thin pointed pieces of metal. They are used in sewing to fasten pieces of material together until they have been sewn. ...needles and pins... Use pins to keep the braid in… …   English dictionary

  • pin */*/ — I UK [pɪn] / US noun [countable] Word forms pin : singular pin plural pins 1) a small thin piece of metal with a sharp point, used for holding cloth in place while you are sewing 2) a) mainly American a piece of jewellery that you wear on your… …   English dictionary

  • pin — noun 1》 a thin piece of metal with a sharp point at one end and a round head at the other, used for fastening pieces of cloth, paper, etc.     ↘a small brooch or badge.     ↘Medicine a steel rod used to join the ends of fractured bones while they …   English new terms dictionary