pin to

pin to

1. To fix or fasten something to something else with a pin or similar fastener. A noun or pronoun is used between "pin" and "to." I pinned the poster to the notice board in the common area of the campus. We'll need to pin the tent down with stakes.
2. To shove someone or something up against something else and forcefully hold them or it in place. A noun or pronoun is used between "pin" and "to." The car slammed into the tree and pinned it to the side of the building. The bully pinned me to the wall, demanding I give him my lunch money.
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pin something (on)to something

to attach or fix something to someone or something by pinning. The mayor pinned the medal onto the lapel of the brave young hero. She pinned a medal to his lapel.
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And because of the increased surface contact area, it would generate a proportionally larger amount of frictional heat and abrasive wear, which could cause a pin to gall.
I also always know my red pin is 40, this way no matter how far the animal is I have a quick reference in my sight picture to let me know which pin to use.
The pin used to finish the seating has a nib fitting into the open end of the pin to help keep the punch from slipping off under impact.
Gently tap the pin to free it up and ease the pin out, then pull the firing pin head out of the firing pin body.
Joe Fine won both of his matches by pin at 126 pounds, Cale Edmonds won two matches by pin at 152 and Tristan Devereaux won two matches by pin to lead Oakridge to a 48-12 victory over Myrtle Point and a 42-22 victory over Reedsport in a three way meet at Oakridge.
Precision machining is said to create the key on the head of the pin to hold the pin in place, eliminating damage to the parts being molded or even to the mold base itself.
The homevideo release will expand the pin to Walmart, Target, Best Buy and other larger retailers.
When installed, the PTA presents a reduced aluminum pin to fit into the lug or gear.
Simple clamps connect one pin to a rod, whereas modular clamps may connect multiple pins to a rod.
Each occasion for a rolling pin in the kitchen calls on a specialty style of pin to do the job correctly.
From February 14, 2006, consumers with the new-style chip and PIN cards will have to use their PIN to verify a purchase - and may not be given the option of signing a receipt instead.
From February 14, 2006, consumers with the new-style Chip and Pin cards will have to use their Pin to verify a purchase, and they may not be given the option of signing a receipt instead.
That allows the bushing pin to move around and extend out of the bushing bore.
As a culmination to the art pin contest all staff members and teachers borrow their favorite art pin to help celebrate Youth Art Month.