Значение идиомы pin down

[pin down] {v.} 1a. To keep from moving; make stay in aplace or position; trap.

Mr. Jones’ leg was pinned down under thecar after the accident.

The soldier was pinned down in the holebecause rifle bullets were flying over his head.

1b. To keep from changing what says or means; make admitthe truth; make agree to something.

Mary didn’t like thebook but I couldn’t pin her down to say what she didn’t like aboutit.

I tried to pin Bob down to fix my bicycle tomorrow, but hewouldn’t say that he could.

2. To tell clearly and exactly; explainso that there is no doubt.

The police tried to pin down the blamefor the fire in the school.


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