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{adj: banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn} repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
"bromidic sermons"
"his remarks were trite and commonplace"
"hackneyed phrases"
"a stock answer"
"repeating threadbare jokes"
"parroting some timeworn axiom"
"the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"



{adj: bent, crumpled, dented} of metal e.g.
"bent nails"
"a car with a crumpled front end"
"dented fenders"

{adj: cliff-hanging, suspenseful, suspensive, nail-biting} (of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense

{adj: eightpenny} used of nail size; 2 1/2 in or 6.4 cm long

{adj: enameled} covered with or as if with a glossy and usually brightly colored coating
"her enameled nails"
"the sun-enameled scene"
"a blue enameled bowl"

{adj: fourpenny} used of nail size; 1 3/8 in or 3.8 cm long

{adj: headless} not having a head or formed without a head
"the headless horseman"
"brads are headless nails"
<-> headed

{adj: loose} not carefully arranged in a package
"a box of loose nails"

{adj: made} produced by a manufacturing process
"bought some made goods at the local store; rope and nails"

{adj: ninepenny} used of nail size; 2 3/4 in or 7 cm long

{adj: roughshod} (of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping

{adj: scratching} (of a pain) as if caused by scraping with nails or claws

{adj: threepenny} used of nail size; 1 1/8 in long

{adj: unbent} not bent
"looking for an unbent nail"
"trees with straight unbent trunks make the best lumber"

{adj: ungual} of or relating to a nail or claw or hoof

{adj: unguiculate, unguiculated} having or resembling claws or nails
"unguiculate animals"
"an unguiculate flower petal"
<-> ungulate

{adv: home} to the fullest extent; to the heart
"drove the nail home"
"drove his point home"
"his comments hit home"

{adv: tooth and nail} with force and ferocity
"she fought tooth and nail"

{n: Unguiculata} in former classifications a major division of Mammalia comprising mammals with nails or claws; distinguished from hoofed mammals and cetaceans

{n: board} a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose
"he nailed boards across the windows"

{n: brad} a small nail

{n: carpenter's hammer, claw hammer, clawhammer} a hammer with a cleft at one end for pulling nails

{n: carpet tack} used to nail down carpets

{n: cigarette, cigaret, coffin nail, butt, fag} finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking

{n: claw hatchet} a hatchet that has a cleft for pulling nails

{n: clincher} a tool used to clinch nails or bolts or rivets

{n: clinch} the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet

{n: clipper} scissors for cutting hair or finger nails (often used in the plural)

{n: clout nail, clout} a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood

{n: corrugated fastener, wiggle nail} a small strip of corrugated steel with sharp points on one side; hammered across wood joints in rough carpentry

{n: crucifixion} the act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world; the victim's hands and feet are bound or nailed to a cross

{n: doornail} a nail with a large head; formerly used to decorate doors

{n: eightpenny nail} a nail 2.5 inches long

{n: exoskeleton} the exterior protective or supporting structure or shell of many animals (especially invertebrates) including bony or horny parts such as nails or scales or hoofs

{n: felon, whitlow} a purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the area surrounding the nail

{n: fingernail} the nail at the end of a finger

{n: fourpenny nail} a nail 1.5 inches long

{n: head} a projection out from one end
"the head of the nail", "a pinhead is the head of a pin"

{n: hobnail} a short nail with a thick head; used to protect the soles of boots

{n: horn} the material (mostly keratin) that covers the horns of ungulates and forms hooves and claws and nails

{n: horseshoe, shoe} U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof

{n: itraconazole, Sporanox} an oral antifungal drug (trade name Sporanox) taken for cases of fungal nail disease

{n: jim crow} a crowbar fitted with a claw for pulling nails

{n: keratin, ceratin} a fibrous scleroprotein that occurs in the outer layer of the skin and in horny tissues such as hair feathers nails and hooves

{n: keratinization, keratinisation} organic process by which keratin is deposited in cells and the cells become horny (as in nails and hair)

{n: lack, deficiency, want} the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
"there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"
"water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"
"for want of a nail the shoe was lost"

{n: marmoset} small soft-furred South American and Central American monkey with claws instead of nails

{n: matrix} the formative tissue at the base of a nail

{n: nail hole} a hole left after a nail is removed

{n: nail polish, nail enamel, nail varnish} a cosmetic lacquer that dries quickly and that is applied to the nails to color them or make them shiny

{n: nail pulling, nail removal} a form of torture in which the fingernails or toenails are removed

{n: nail-tailed wallaby, nail-tailed kangaroo} small wallabies with a horny nail on the tip of the tail

{n: nailer} a worker who attaches something by nailing it

{n: nailfile} a small flat file for shaping the nails

{n: nailhead} flattened boss on the end of nail opposite to the point

{n: nailhead} something resembling the head of a nail that is used as an ornamental device

{n: nail} a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard

{n: nail} a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

{n: nail} horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits

{n: nog} a wooden block built into a masonry wall so that joinery structure can be nailed to it

{n: onycholysis} separation of a nail from its normal attachment to the nail bed

{n: onychosis} any disease or disorder of the nails

{n: paronychia} infection in the tissues adjacent to a nail on a finger or toe

{n: phaneromania} an irresistible desire to pick at superficial body parts (as in obsessive nail-biting)

{n: ripping bar} a steel lever with one end formed into a ripping chisel and the other a gooseneck with a claw for pulling nails

{n: sixpenny nail} a nail 2 inches long

{n: spike} a long metal nail

{n: staple} a short U-shaped wire nail for securing cables

{n: stub nail} a short thick nail

{n: stud finder} a small permanent magnet in a metal container; when the magnet clicks against the container it indicates that the magnet is directly over an iron nail that holds the wallboard to a stud

{n: tack} a short nail with a sharp point and a large head

{n: tenpenny nail} a nail 3 inches long

{n: terbinafine, Lamisil} an oral antifungal drug (trade name Lamisil) used to treat cases of fungal nail disease

{n: thumbnail} the nail of the thumb

{n: tie, tie beam} a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating
"he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"

{n: tinea unguium} fungal infection of the nails (especially toenails)

{n: tinea, ringworm, roundworm} infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches

{n: tintack} tack or small nail of tinned iron

{n: toenail} the nail at the end of a toe

{n: unguiculate, unguiculate mammal} a mammal having nails or claws

{v: breeze through, ace, pass with flying colors, sweep through, sail through, nail} succeed at easily
"She sailed through her exams"
"You will pass with flying colors"
"She nailed her astrophysics course"

{v: clapperclaw} claw with the nails

{v: claw} scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails

{v: clinch} flatten the ends (of nails and rivets)
"the nails were clinched"

{v: clinch} secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
"The girder was clinched into the wall"

{v: collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop} take into custody
"the police nabbed the suspected criminals"

{v: complete, nail} complete a pass

{v: crucify} kill by nailing onto a cross
"Jesus Christ was crucified"

{v: drive} push, propel, or press with force
"Drive a nail into the wall"

{v: finalize, finalise, settle, nail down} make final ; put the last touches on ; put into final form
"let's finalize the proposal"

{v: manicure} care for (one's hand) by cutting and shaping the nails, etc.

{v: nail down, nail, peg} succeed in obtaining a position
"He nailed down a spot at Harvard"

{v: nail} attach something somewhere by means of nails
"nail the board onto the wall"

{v: pedicure} care for one's feet by cutting and shaping the nails, etc.

{v: pin down, peg down, nail down, narrow down, narrow, specify} define clearly
"I cannot narrow down the rules for this game"

{v: pinpoint, nail} locate exactly
"can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?"
"The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome"

{v: punch} drive forcibly as if by a punch
"the nail punched through the wall"

{v: set, countersink} insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)

{v: smash, nail, boom, blast} hit hard
"He smashed a 3-run homer"

{v: stick} fasten with or as with pins or nails
"stick the photo onto the corkboard"

{v: tapdance, tap} dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes
"Glover tapdances better than anybody"

{v: toe, toenail} drive obliquely
"toe a nail"


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