pin down


pin down
Synonyms and related words:
allocate, anchor, assign, balance, ballast, bind, bridle, chain, collocate, counterbalance, denominate, deploy, designate, determine, dispose, emplace, enchain, entrammel, fasten, fetter, firm, firm up, fix, freeze, get a fix, gyve, hamper, handcuff, hobble, hog-tie, hold, home in on, hopple, immobilize, indicate, install, keep, lash, leash, localize, locate, make fast, manacle, mark, mention, moor, nail down, name, navigate, peg down, pick out, picket, pinion, pinpoint, place, point out, position, put in irons, put in place, restrain, retain, rope, secure, select, set, shackle, signify, situate, specialize, specify, spot, stabilitate, stabilize, state, steady, stick, stipulate, straitjacket, strap, tether, tie, tie down, tie up, trammel, transfix, triangulate, zero in on

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  • pin down — (something) to discover the facts or exact details about something. The fire department is trying to pin down the cause of Wednesday s fire. So far we haven t pinned down a date …   New idioms dictionary

  • pin down — index restrict Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pin down — verb 1. define clearly (Freq. 1) I cannot narrow down the rules for this game • Syn: ↑peg down, ↑nail down, ↑narrow down, ↑narrow, ↑specify • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pin down — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you try to pin something down, you try to discover exactly what, where, or when it is. [V P n (not pron)] It has taken until now to pin down its exact location... [V n P to n] I can only pin it down to between 1936 and 1942...… …   English dictionary

  • pin down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms pin down : present tense I/you/we/they pin down he/she/it pins down present participle pinning down past tense pinned down past participle pinned down 1) to understand or describe something exactly Officials… …   English dictionary

  • pin down — {v.} 1a. To keep (someone) from moving; make stay in a place or position; trap. * /Mr. Jones leg was pinned down under the car after the accident./ * /The soldier was pinned down in the hole because rifle bullets were flying over his head./ 1b.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pin down — {v.} 1a. To keep (someone) from moving; make stay in a place or position; trap. * /Mr. Jones leg was pinned down under the car after the accident./ * /The soldier was pinned down in the hole because rifle bullets were flying over his head./ 1b.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pin\ down — v 1a. To keep (someone) from moving; make stay in a place or position; trap. Mr. Jones leg was pinned down under the car after the accident. The soldier was pinned down in the hole because rifle bullets were flying over his head. 1b. To keep… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pin down — 1) our troops can pin down the enemy Syn: confine, trap, hem in, corner, close in, shut in, hedge in, pen in, restrain, entangle, enmesh, immobilize 2) she tried to pin him down to a plan Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • pin down — verb a) to attach or secure with pins Pin down the tablecloth, so it doesnt blow away in the breeze. b) to identify something (e.g. a decision or plan) clearly or specifically Something is wrong, but I can …   Wiktionary

  • pin down — 1) keep someone from moving, make someone stay in a place or position The wrestler won the match after he pinned his opponent down for almost a minute. 2) make someone tell the truth or make a commitment I couldn t pin him down as to exactly when …   Idioms and examples