pin

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pin is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
pin

Plural
pins

  1. (countable) 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. If you pin someone, you force someone firmly onto the ground to prevent them from moving.
    A term in wrestling meaning to force an opponent's shoulders to the mat and holding them there for three seconds.