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verb [transitive] pin pronunciation in British English /pɪn/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theypin
he/she/itpins
present participlepinning
past tensepinned
past participlepinned
  1. 1
    to fasten something, or to hold it in place using pins

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

    pin something to something:

    Maps were pinned to the walls.

    pin something on something:

    She pinned the brooch on her dress.

  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.

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