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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Wash and dry using a blow-dry lotion for texture, then curl hair all over and roll into a horizontal French twist, pinning underneath. Use a comb to pull out the top section of hair and let it fall over the roll.
Leave two lengths free and plait from the roots down, sweeping down into the bun and pinning underneath.