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pin

pin

 
 
pronunciation:
pIn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
pin down
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small, sharp piece of stiff wire with a flat head, often used to fasten or attach cloth, paper, or the like.
synonyms:
straight pin
similar words:
skewer, staple, tack
definition 2: a fastener, button, or piece of jewelry that attaches by means of a part resembling such a pointed piece of wire.
a diaper pinThat's a pretty pin you're wearing.
 
similar words:
breastpin, brooch, safety pin, stickpin
definition 3: a wooden or metal peg used for connecting or supporting parts.
synonyms:
dowel, peg
similar words:
nail, rivet, tack
definition 4: any of various narrow cylindrical or roughly cylindrical objects such as a target in bowling games, parts of locks, and the pole that marks the hole in golf.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pinned, pinning, pins
definition 1: to pierce or attach with or as if with a pin or pins.
synonyms:
attach
similar words:
peg, pierce, rivet, skewer, tack, transfix
definition 2: to hold firmly, so as to prevent motion.
The car was pinned under the fallen tree.
synonyms:
immobilize, stick
similar words:
affix, fasten, fix, rivet, secure, stabilize
definition 3: to cause to depend.
She pinned her hopes on the lottery.
synonyms:
fasten, fix
phrase: pin down
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