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1. slang To catch, apprehend, or arrest someone. After nearly three months on the run, police in Arkansas finally nailed the two fugitives. I heard Jimmy was nailed in Chicago last night. He'd better not squeal on us!
2. slang To catch someone out; to expose someone, as in a lie or a criminal or dishonest act. The undercover investigative journalist nailed the CEO in an attempt to bribe a state senator. I got my story mixed up, and my parents ended up nailing me in a lie.

nailed

1. mod. correctly identified. The thugs sure got nailed fast.
2. mod. arrested. (see also nail.) Why am I nailed? I didn’t do anything.
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When it comes to superlong talons, this woman has the competition nailed.
Thickness of the materials to be nailed determines the length of the nail required, but the amount of stress or weight the materials will bear should also be considered.
The sheathing was nailed to the wood member secured in place using the assembly jig.
He remained conscious, turned to his co-worker and said, ``You just nailed me in the head.
Even thin pieces of molding can be nailed without predrilling.
Romesh Sharma of India just nailed the record books with a combined left-hand fingernail length of 10 meters (33 feet)--scratching out the previous record of 6.