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In silent films, quite complex plots are built around action, setting, and the actors' gestures and facial expressions, with a very few storyboards to nail down specific plot points.
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Meaning of "nail down" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NAIL DOWN

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NAIL DOWN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Nail down is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb nail down in English.

WHAT DOES NAIL DOWN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of nail down in the English dictionary

The first definition of nail down in the dictionary is to fasten down with or as if with nails. Other definition of nail down is to extort a definite promise or consent from. Nail down is also to settle in a definite way.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO NAIL DOWN

PRESENT

Present
I nail down
you nail down
he/she/it nails down
we nail down
you nail down
they nail down
Present continuous
I am nailing down
you are nailing down
he/she/it is nailing down
we are nailing down
you are nailing down
they are nailing down
Present perfect
I have nailed down
you have nailed down
he/she/it has nailed down
we have nailed down
you have nailed down
they have nailed down
Present perfect continuous
I have been nailing down
you have been nailing down
he/she/it has been nailing down
we have been nailing down
you have been nailing down
they have been nailing down
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I nailed down
you nailed down
he/she/it nailed down
we nailed down
you nailed down
they nailed down
Past continuous
I was nailing down
you were nailing down
he/she/it was nailing down
we were nailing down
you were nailing down
they were nailing down
Past perfect
I had nailed down
you had nailed down
he/she/it had nailed down
we had nailed down
you had nailed down
they had nailed down
Past perfect continuous
I had been nailing down
you had been nailing down
he/she/it had been nailing down
we had been nailing down
you had been nailing down
they had been nailing down
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will nail down
you will nail down
he/she/it will nail down
we will nail down
you will nail down
they will nail down
Future continuous
I will be nailing down
you will be nailing down
he/she/it will be nailing down
we will be nailing down
you will be nailing down
they will be nailing down
Future perfect
I will have nailed down
you will have nailed down
he/she/it will have nailed down
we will have nailed down
you will have nailed down
they will have nailed down
Future perfect continuous
I will have been nailing down
you will have been nailing down
he/she/it will have been nailing down
we will have been nailing down
you will have been nailing down
they will have been nailing down
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would nail down
you would nail down
he/she/it would nail down
we would nail down
you would nail down
they would nail down
Conditional continuous
I would be nailing down
you would be nailing down
he/she/it would be nailing down
we would be nailing down
you would be nailing down
they would be nailing down
Conditional perfect
I would have nail down
you would have nail down
he/she/it would have nail down
we would have nail down
you would have nail down
they would have nail down
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been nailing down
you would have been nailing down
he/she/it would have been nailing down
we would have been nailing down
you would have been nailing down
they would have been nailing down
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you nail down
we let´s nail down
you nail down
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to nail down
Past participle
nailed down
Present Participle
nailing down
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NAIL DOWN

nail
nail bar
nail bomb
nail brush
nail clippers
nail enamel
nail file
nail lacquer
nail one´s colours to the mast
nail polish
nail polish remover
nail puller
nail punch
nail scissors
nail set
nail technician
nail up
nail varnish
nail varnish remover
nail wrench

WORDS THAT END LIKE NAIL DOWN

back down
break down
bring the house down
cut down
down
get down
go down
hands down
hold down
lay down
put down
ride down
sit down
step down
take down
turn down
up and down
upside down
when the chips are down
wind down
write down

Synonyms and antonyms of nail down in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «nail down» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NAIL DOWN

Find out the translation of nail down to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of nail down from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «nail down» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

敲定
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

concretar
570 millions of speakers

English

nail down
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नीचे कील
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مسمار أسفل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прибить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pregar para baixo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিচে পেরেক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

clouer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kuku ke bawah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

festnageln
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

見極める
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

꼼짝
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kuku mudhun
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

móng tay xuống
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கீழே நக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खाली खारट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yere mıhlamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

inchiodare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

paznokci w dół
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прибити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

țintui
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καθηλώσει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spyker af
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spika ner
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spikre ned
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of nail down

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NAIL DOWN»

The term «nail down» is regularly used and occupies the 92.685 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NAIL DOWN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about nail down

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4 QUOTES WITH «NAIL DOWN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word nail down.
1
Alfonso Cuaron
Dramatically, the moment in 'Gravity' that was hardest to nail down is when Ryan is in the Soyuz capsule and she realizes that she's out of fuel. That's when the character's arc gets defined.
2
Laurie R. King
In silent films, quite complex plots are built around action, setting, and the actors' gestures and facial expressions, with a very few storyboards to nail down specific plot points.
3
Wendi McLendon-Covey
Different people's houses smell like different weird things. God forbid someone should come and nail down what my house smells like. It'd probably be a litter box... sweaty socks... and burnt bacon. That probably is what it smells like.
4
Teddy Sears
There's acting, and then there's auditioning; mastering auditioning is sort of the first thing an actor really needs to nail down when he or she wants to get a part.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NAIL DOWN»

Discover the use of nail down in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nail down and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Manicure, Pedicure And Advanced Nail Techniques
(d) The false nail being lowered onto the nail plate, with the glue evenly distributed beneath it; surface pressure completes the bonding cuticles, by sliding the false nail down the nail plate and up against the cuticle, meanwhile lowering the rest ...
Elaine Almond, 1994
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Milady's Standard Nail Technology
... on the nail 3.2 mm away from the cuticle area in the centre of the nail, slightly press the brush onto the nail plate, producing a slight 'fanning' of the brush and the polish and pull the brush toward the free edge of the nail, down the centre.
Karen, Karen Murray, 2011
3
Old-House Journal
Nail down all loose boards. Before Finishing IF THE WHOLE FLOOR is to be sanded, do it now before filling nails holes. Machine -sanding a parquet floor is meticulous and time- consuming work -- and it's risky: The parquet veneer was only ...
4
A Naval and Military Technical Dictionary of the French ...
CLAUER, v. a. to nail, nail down, on, up ; rivet ; pin, pin down ; confine. CLOUTER . v. a. to stud. Clouterie, /. nail manufactory, forge, works or trade ; nailery. CloutieR, m. nailer, nailsmith, nail- maker, nail-dealer. Cloutiere ou Clouiere. /. stamp ...
Robert Burn, 1852
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The London encyclopaedia: or Universal dictionary of ...
... through the wheel, except when their points rest upon the circular table which supports the wheel. At one part of the circumference of this table an opening is cut through it, and a small tube descends from it, to conduct a nail down to the point ...
‎1829
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The London encyclopaedia: or, Universal dictionary of ...
... to conduct a nail down to the point of the piercer. The motion of the wheel upon its centre brings the nails successively over the opening or mouth of the tube; and therefore each nail in its turn drops by its weight through the hole in the wheel ...
Thomas Curtis, 1829
7
Interlocking Nailing
If the nail is short, please do not push the nail down the medullary cavity in order to get the length; exchange the nail after putting in the guide- wire. If the nail is introduced deep inside the upper end of the tibia to get more length distally, it will  ...
Tanna, 2010
8
OPEN-Question Selling: Unlock Your Customer's Needs to Close ...
Few salespeople ask nail-down questions at the optimum point in the sale, that is to say, at the point when they are most effective. If asked too soon, the client's lack of clarity about problems prevents you from effectively developing a real ...
Val Gee, Jeff Gee, 2007
9
The Cyclopædia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, ...
At one part of the circumference of this table an opening is cut through it, and a small tube descends from it, to conduct a nail down to the point of the piercer. The motion of the wheel upon its centre brings the nails succeslively over the ...
Abraham Rees, 1819
10
Popular Mechanics
... block to a length equal to the exposure less the nailing strip width. For full 3-in. strips and a 7V4-in. exposure, the spacer will be 4'X> in. When you reach the ridge, remove the old ridge-cap shingles and nail down double strips on each side.

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NAIL DOWN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nail down is used in the context of the following news items.
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Manchester United news: The very many different ways Manchester …
Surprisingly, it looks like Valencia will retain his starting berth, while I fancy Blind to nail down the left-back spot, at least to begin with. «Metro, Jul 15»
2
Top Tenner: Players who justified the hype
It's something of a fool's errand trying to nail down exactly how much Barca paid for the outrageously talented Brazilian in 2013, beating just ... «ESPN FC, Jul 15»
3
Qualcomm net profits slide 47% in Q2, job cuts coming up
It's hard to nail down what disrupted the success of Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips, but it seems that Apple's launch of the first 64-bit chips ... «Phone Arena, Jul 15»
4
Donald Trump lifts the veil on his empire
So it's impossible to nail down his true net worth from the documents, and the totals could very well be a low-ball figure. Trump's net worth has ... «Politico, Jul 15»
5
Arsenal transfer news: Wojciech Szczesny deal done, Sergi Samper …
New reports claim that the deal contains a £3.5million buyout option, and with Petr Cech and David Ospina looking likely to nail down Arsenal's ... «Metro, Jul 15»
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Daily Fantasy Baseball SP rankings, bullpen notes for Thursday
Pitching for the first time since July 8, Huston Street (groin) worked around a two-out walk to nail down his 25th save on Wednesday. He will ... «SportingNews.com, Jul 15»
7
Capitals pitching staff twirls another gem to beat Blazers
The third-seeded Capitals (25-11) can nail down the crown with a win in Game 2 at 4 p.m. Thursday at Francis Howell Central High. A third and ... «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
8
Suit: Chicago Police disregarded orders to stop chase that led to …
Reifman helped nail down tens of millions in state and local tax incentives that convinced Boeing to move its world headquarters to Chicago. «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 15»
9
Perry Super Donor: We're Not Hedging Our Bets
WASHINGTON — It's one thing to land a seven-figure donor in the super PAC era of politics. It's quite another feat to exclusively nail down a ... «Texas Tribune, Jul 15»
10
Arsenal Transfers: 10 Players Wenger Must Buy To Catch Chelsea
... been struggling for in recent years, with both David Ospina and Wojciech Szczęsny struggling to nail down their spot in the starting eleven. «WhatCulture, Jul 15»

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