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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theynail down
he/she/itnails down
present participlenailing down
past tensenailed down
past participlenailed down
  1. 1
    informal to make someone agree to something or tell you what they are going to do

    I'll try to nail Jim down about the date.

  2. 2
    informal to definitely decide, arrange, or complete something

    They're on the verge of getting the agreement nailed down.

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