pin

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pin is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
pin

Plural
pins

  1. A pin is a small, sharp thing used for holding things together.

Verb[change]

Plain form
pin

Third-person singular
pins

Past tense
pinned

Past participle
pinned

Present participle
pinning

  1. When you pin something, you are fastening it with a pin.
    We should pin this poster to that wall.
    She pinned the dress pattern to the fabric.
    Joey pinned the tail on the donkey and won the prize.
  2. A term in wrestling meaning to force an opponent's shoulders to the mat and holding them there for three seconds.