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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While doing custom work for a neighbor, Enns had an accident, a heavy equipment rollover, pinning him underneath the machine he was seatbelted in.
A MAN was trapped for an hour after a mechanical digger fell down an embankment, pinning him underneath.
Immediately after Saturday's meet ended, people began flocking to the "Pre Memorial," an inscribed headstone set at the rocks on Skyline Boulevard where Prefontaine's MGB roadster overturned the night of May 30, 1975, pinning him underneath.
JUMP jockey Anthony Evans seriously injured his left arm in an accident in the Cotswolds at the weekend when the Mitsubishi pick-up truck he was driving rolled over, pinning him underneath the vehicle, writes Rodney Masters.
Shane Gleeson, 15, died instantly when the sheep pen fell from a trailer, pinning him underneath.
when strong winds blew a tree down, pinning him underneath, according to a Lane County Sheriff's Office dispatch.
The tractor overturned, pinning him underneath by his forearm.