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verb [transitive] pin pronunciation in American English /pɪn/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepinning
past tensepinned
past participlepinned
  1. 1
    to fasten something, or to hold it in place using pins
    pin something to something:

    Maps were pinned to the walls.

    pin something on something:

    She pinned the brooch on her dress.

    Lucy pinned back her hair and began to put on her makeup.

  2. 2
    to hold someone very firmly so that they cannot move
    pin someone to/against/on something:

    He had my shoulders pinned to the floor.

    Two heavily built men pinned him against the wall.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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