pin (someone or something) underneath (someone or something)

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pin (someone or something) underneath (someone or something)

To restrain or immobilize someone or something underneath someone or something else. Often used in passive constructions. The earthquake pinned me underneath a fallen beam. He was pinned underneath the giant wrestler. I pinned the trap underneath a hefty boulder to keep it from being blown away.
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In 1985 while walking on a pedestrian lane in New York City, a construction crane fell down pinning her underneath. For six agonizing hours, paramedics frantically struggled to keep her alive until she could be removed from the heavy crane.
Deputies reported finding Craig's burning Cadillac Escalade upside down, pinning her underneath. Deputies pulled Craig out from under the vehicle, and she was taken to Lebanon Community Hospital.