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2 definitions found
 for pin down
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pin down
      v 1: define clearly; "I cannot narrow down the rules for this
           game" [syn: pin down, peg down, nail down, narrow
           down, narrow, specify]
      2: place in a confining or embarrassing position; "He was
         trapped in a difficult situation" [syn: trap, pin down]
      3: attach with or as if with a pin; "pin up a picture" [syn:
         pin down, pin up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "pin down":
     allocate, anchor, assign, balance, ballast, bind, bridle, chain,
     collocate, counterbalance, denominate, deploy, designate,
     determine, dispose, emplace, enchain, entrammel, fasten, fetter,
     firm, firm up, fix, freeze, get a fix, gyve, hamper, handcuff,
     hobble, hog-tie, hold, home in on, hopple, immobilize, indicate,
     install, keep, lash, leash, localize, locate, make fast, manacle,
     mark, mention, moor, nail down, name, navigate, peg down, pick out,
     picket, pinion, pinpoint, place, point out, position, put in irons,
     put in place, restrain, retain, rope, secure, select, set, shackle,
     signify, situate, specialize, specify, spot, stabilitate,
     stabilize, state, steady, stick, stipulate, straitjacket, strap,
     tether, tie, tie down, tie up, trammel, transfix, triangulate,
     zero in on
  
  

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