nail

nail
I 1. [neɪl]
nome
1) unghia f.

to bite one's nails — mangiarsi le unghie

2) tecn. chiodo m.
2.
modificatore [scissors, file] per unghie
••

a nail in sb.'s coffin — un brutto colpo per qcn.

to hit the nail on the head — colpire nel segno

cash on the nail — (denaro) sull'unghia o in contanti

to be as hard o tough as nails avere il cuore duro; to fight tooth and nail — combattere con le unghie e con i denti

II [neɪl]
verbo transitivo
1) (attach with nails) inchiodare

to nail a picture to a wall — attaccare o appendere un quadro al muro

2) colloq. (pin down) acchiappare, inchiodare [wrongdoer]; beccare [liar]
3) colloq. (expose) smentire [rumour]; distruggere, fare crollare [myth]
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[neil] 1. noun
1) (a piece of horn-like substance which grows over the ends of the fingers and toes to protect them: I've broken my nail; toe-nails; Don't bite your finger-nails.) unghia
2) (a thin pointed piece of metal used to fasten pieces of wood etc together: He hammered a nail into the wall and hung a picture on it.) chiodo
2. verb
(to fasten with nails: He nailed the picture to the wall.) inchiodare
- nail-file
- nail-polish
- nail-varnish
- nail-scissors
- hit the nail on the head
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[neɪl]
1. n
1) Anat unghia

to bite one's nails — mangiarsi le unghie

2) (metal) chiodo

he hammered a nail into the wall — ha piantato un chiodo nel muro

to hit the nail on the head fig — cogliere or colpire nel segno

to pay cash on the nail Brit — pagare subito e in contanti, pagare sull'unghia fam

2. vt
(also), fig , (fam: criminal) inchiodare

to nail the lid on a box — inchiodare il coperchio di una cassa

* * *
I 1. [neɪl]
nome
1) unghia f.

to bite one's nails — mangiarsi le unghie

2) tecn. chiodo m.
2.
modificatore [scissors, file] per unghie
••

a nail in sb.'s coffin — un brutto colpo per qcn.

to hit the nail on the head — colpire nel segno

cash on the nail — (denaro) sull'unghia o in contanti

to be as hard o tough as nails avere il cuore duro; to fight tooth and nail — combattere con le unghie e con i denti

II [neɪl]
verbo transitivo
1) (attach with nails) inchiodare

to nail a picture to a wall — attaccare o appendere un quadro al muro

2) colloq. (pin down) acchiappare, inchiodare [wrongdoer]; beccare [liar]
3) colloq. (expose) smentire [rumour]; distruggere, fare crollare [myth]

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