nail

[neil] 1. noun
1) (a piece of horn-like substance which grows over the ends of the fingers and toes to protect them: I've broken my nail; toe-nails; Don't bite your finger-nails.) noht
2) (a thin pointed piece of metal used to fasten pieces of wood etc together: He hammered a nail into the wall and hung a picture on it.) žebelj
2. verb
(to fasten with nails: He nailed the picture to the wall.) pribiti
- nail-file
- nail-polish
- nail-varnish
- nail-scissors
- hit the nail on the head
* * *
I [néil]
noun
technical žebelj; noht; zoology krempelj, trd izrastek na kljunu nekih ptic; stara dolžinska mera (0,057 m)
a nail in one's coffin — vse, kar pospeši smrt; padec vlade, režima
to drive a nail in — zabiti žebelj
to drive the nail home — iti (dognati) do kraja
one nail drives out another — klin se s klinom izbija
to fight tooth and nail — boriti se z zobmi in nohti, boriti se na vso moč
as hard as nails — trdnega zdravja, žilav, neusmiljen, trd
to hit the nail (right) on the head — zadeti v črno
on the nail — takoj
to pay on the nail — takoj plačati v gotovini
to the nail — do konca, dokončan, dovršen
right as nails — točen, v redu
nails in mourning — umazani nohti
II [néil]
transitive verb
pribiti (on, to na), zabiti, obiti z žeblji, okovati (z žeblji); zakovati (tudi up)
figuratively zgrabiti, prijeti (tatu), pograbiti (priliko); ukrasti; figuratively upreti pogled, obrniti pozornost (on, to na); colloquially ujeti na laži; slang ujeti, zasačiti (v šoli); figuratively to nail one's colours to the mast — ostati zvest svojim načelom, javno jih izpovedati
figuratively to nail a lie to the counter ( —ali barndoor) — dokazati ali razkrinkati (laž, prevaro)

English-Slovenian dictionary. 2013.

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