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

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
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The cover of the framework is simply a piece of greenhouse plastic tacked down along the framework's back side.
In order to get your gusset, you have to have those corners tacked down properly to allow the consumer to push down and in on the laser score.
If you can't, at least make sure they are non-skid rugs and that they are properly tacked down to the floor.
Apparently, this is the case of three American adults whom Buzzfeed have tacked down and offered to bite the Big Mac and fries.
Ensure wire mesh is tacked down tightly on any homemade bridges.
(Their components, so carefully parked, are not tacked down.) Not so for Kennedy's new series of so-called graphic paintings, which use similar Plexiglas frames but flip them so that they hang like conventional panel paintings.
The remainder of the sheath is covered with single, long stitches of beads that are not tacked down in the middle.
Make sure that all wires and flexes are tucked away or firmly tacked down. He may start by cruising around the furniture but a light flex may seem an ideal "hold" once he's on the move.
During the procedure, a dog is anesthetized and the gland of the third eyelid is tacked down to the surrounding structure to secure it in place.
I've come across a few ways to thresh grains on a small scale, but this is the one I've settled on: a 4' x 4' piece of 1/2" hardware cloth tacked down in a temporary fashion to a 4' x 4' piece of plywood.
Think about the traffic patterns in your home and make a clean sweep of any clutter that obstructs your path, including throw rugs that aren't tacked down and electrical cords.
The "free trade" tarp has been so expertly and consistently tacked down over state and local efforts that rarely is it questioned.
"There was a time," he said, "where I kept saying that (the knee was fine) in the hope that it was just going to go away, but now I can honestly say that (the ligament) is tacked down, it's not going anywhere.
Making sure rugs/loose carpets are tacked down or removed
It is really one big room, but the floor is different in the kitchen, linoleum instead of carpet, edged with shiny metal bands tacked down in places with small silver nails.