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nail somebody/something ↔ down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnail somebody/something ↔ down phrasal verb informal1 DECIDEto reach a final and definite agreement or decision about something Two days isn’t enough time to nail down the details of an agreement.2 TELL/ORDER somebody TO DO something nail somebody down to force someone to say clearly what they want or what they intend to donail somebody down to Before they repair the car, nail them down to a price. nail→ See Verb tableFrom Longman Business Dictionarynail down phrasal verb [transitive]1 nail somebody down informal to force someone to say exactly what they want or what they intend to donail somebody down to somethingBefore they repair the car, nail them down to a price.2 nail something → down American English journalism to reach a final and definite decision about somethingThe US wants to nail down an agreement on anti-subsidy rules.3 nail something → down American English journalism to make certain that you will get somethingThe prospect of a shortage has U.S. companies rushing to nail down long-term supplies of critical parts.He sold the shares just because he thought it prudent to nail down a profit. nail→ See Verb table
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nail
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theynail
he, she, itnails
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theynailed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave nailed
he, she, ithas nailed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad nailed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill nail
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have nailed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam nailing
he, she, itis nailing
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you, we, theyare nailing
Past
I, he, she, itwas nailing
you, we, theywere nailing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been nailing
he, she, ithas been nailing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been nailing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be nailing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been nailing
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