pin (someone or something) beneath (someone or something)

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pin (someone or something) beneath (someone or something)

To restrain or immobilize someone or something beneath someone or something else. Often used in passive constructions. The earthquake pinned me beneath a fallen beam. He was pinned beneath the giant wrestler. I pinned the trap beneath a hefty boulder to keep it from being blown away.
See also: beneath, pin
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pin someone or something beneath (someone, something or an animal)

to trap someone or something beneath someone, an animal, or something. The mine cave-in pinned four miners beneath a beam. I held the alligator's mouth closed and pinned it beneath me.
See also: beneath, pin
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Enveloped in flames, which his observer, Lt Gower, was unable to subdue, this very gallant soldier succeeded in bringing his aeroplane back to our lines, and though he made a successful landing, the machine collapsed on touching the ground, pinning him beneath wreckage from which he was subsequently rescued.
She then heard her son screaming and saw his pushchair had tipped over onto the ground pinning him beneath it leaving him with swelling to his head.