pin against

pin someone or something against something

to press and hold someone or something against something. The police pinned the mugger against the wall and put handcuffs on him. The wildlife veterinarian pinned the rhino against the walls of the enclosure and subdued it so it could be treated.
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Sophomore James Kilgo (132 pounds) had an outstanding day, with a first-period pin against Brockton, a vice-like pin in the second frame against Framingham, and a pin in the third period against St.
At 160 pounds, he picked up a pin against Brockton with a textbook cradle in the first period, but then lost his battle against Framingham, 9-6.
Lay a closed safety pin against the back of the initial with the side that opens facing out.
Anthony Weber (165 pounds) got a pin against Nebraska-Kearney (4-1), while 125-pounder Eric Stevenson, 184-pounder Kyle Bressler and 197-pounder Dan Pitsch earned pins against Wyoming (2-4).
Last week, Alleman scored a pin against Ventura, a Division I school, and he also went 5-0 in the Rubidoux tournament the previous week.
Kallio (160 and 170 pounds) earned a major decision with a 15-4 score against Concord-Carlisle and then a pin against Hopkinton in the third period.
Stephen Dorman (119) recorded a pin against Springfield.
Cory Lee, who had El Camino Real's first pin against San Fernando (6-8) when he flattened 112-pounder David Morales in 4:19, was mildly concerned about the Tigers not fielding their elite wrestlers.
Also getting wins for Monroe against Colton were Brett Webb (171 pounds), Matt Heroy (189) and Chad Stroda (130), and getting a win by pin against Jefferson was Kyle Elliott (189).
Joey Wilson, at 112, followed with a 16-second pin against Lee Redlane.
I knew John wanted the pin against me, but I wasn't going to give it to him,'' said Ojeda, 25-3 with 12 pins.