pin (someone or something) against (someone or something)

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pin (someone or something) against (someone or something)

To shove someone or something up against someone or something else and forcefully hold them or it in place. The car slammed into the man and pinned him against the tree. Pin the tarpaulin against the ground while I nail it down. The bully pinned me against his friend, demanding I give him my lunch money.
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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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In a moment Adam turned him round, seized his other shoulder, and, pushing him along, pinned him against the wall.
I seized the Sergeant by the collar of his coat, and pinned him against the wall.
But here the two women threw themselves in his way--especially Miss Miggs, who fell upon him with such fervour that she pinned him against the wall--and conjured him in moving words not to go forth till he was sober; to listen to reason; to think of it; to take some rest, and then determine.
The 29-year-old challenger was on the receiving of a brutal beating in the seventh round when Pacquiao, 40, pinned him against three separate corners.
Craig Dann, 36, repeatedly lost his temper and had grabbed an 82-year-old man by the throat and pinned him against a door, a court was told.
The charge against Dock, who maintains his innocence, states that he grabbed Mr Dunn by the body, pinned him against a wall, pulled a knife on him, repeatedly threatened to stab him, chased him, demanded his phone and money, then robbed him of his phone and cash.
He died when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee pinned him against a mailbox at his LA house in June 2016.
Anton Yelchin's parents are suing Fiat Chrysler for the "wrongful death" of their 27-year-old son. The late "Star Trek" actor was killed this past June after his Jeep rolled backward in his Los Angeles driveway and pinned him against his security gate.
Derek Laidlaw, 70, was punched repeatedly in the face and head after the man, who he had asked to stop urinating against his partner's home in Failsworth in Oldham, pinned him against a wall.
Prosecutor David Bentley said Allen "rained blows" as he pinned him against his door.
He alleged Dunn pinned him against the wall by the throat and punched him twice.
David Mowbray, 43, was taking down the 1.6m-high brick wall when a section of it suddenly toppled over and pinned him against a shed.
The DA pinned him against a wall and told an employee at the restaurant on Grove Street in Worcester that he was being robbed.
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Joshua McAuley, 15, was fatally injured when a car careered off the road at Cape Hill, in Smethwick and pinned him against the side of a shop in May.