To gain possession of, especially after a struggle or chase
To fasten with nails
He flicked his nail against the pad of his thumb.
I'll bet I hit the nail on the head when I said she was in Ouray to meet some guy.
Then he began to nail them on.
There was no question he wanted to nail Mr. Jude Bryce.
"Mr. Cooms hit the nail squarely when he cautioned us to be careful," my wife said.