tack down

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tack down

To fix, fasten, or secure something (to some surface, especially the ground) with or as with tacks or small nails. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tack" and "down." Remember to tack the tarp down, or it will get blown away when the storm hits! I've been meaning to tack down this loose step before someone falls over it.
See also: down, tack
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tack something down

to fasten something down with small nails. Someone had better tack this carpet down. Please tack down this carpet.
See also: down, tack
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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