pin on - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theypin on
he/she/itpins on
present participlepinning on
past tensepinned on
past participlepinned on
  1. 1
    pin something on someone to blame someone for something, often when they are not responsible

    He has managed to pin the blame on the previous government.

    They can’t pin anything on to him.

  2. 2
    pin your hopes/faith on to hope very much that someone or something will succeed when everyone or everything else has failed
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See also main entry: pin