Synonyms of nail in English:

nail


See definition of nail

noun

1

SYNONYMS
pin, spike, tack, rivet
hobnail
British panel pin, tin tack
technical brad, sprig, clout nail, sparable

2

SYNONYMS
fingernail, thumbnail, toenail
claw, talon, nipper, pincer
technical unguis, chela

verb

1‘a large blackboard was nailed to the wall’

SYNONYMS
fasten, attach, fix, affix, secure, tack, hammer, pin, post

2‘a device which could help police to nail their suspects’

SYNONYMS
catch, capture, apprehend, arrest, take into custody, seize, take in, bring in
informal collar, nab, pinch, cop, run in, pull in, pick up, bust
British informal nick, nobble

3‘the paper's exclusive pictures had nailed the lie’

SYNONYMS
expose, reveal, uncover, unmask, bring to light, lay bare, smoke something out, unearth, detect, identify
archaic discover

Phrases

    hard as nails


    SYNONYMS

    callous, hard-hearted, heartless, with a heart of stone, stony, stony-hearted, unfeeling, unsympathetic, uncaring, insensitive, unsentimental, cold-hearted, cold, hard-bitten, tough, unforgiving, lacking compassion, uncharitable, inflexible, unbending, implacable

    North American informal

    badass

    on the nail


    SYNONYMS

    immediately, at once, without delay, straight away, right away, promptly, on the spot, directly, now, this minute

    North American

    on the barrelhead