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Synonyms of 'pin something down'

(phrasal verb) 
Definition
to define clearly
It has taken until now to pin down its exact location.
Synonyms
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identify
Having identified the problem, we now need to overcome it.
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locate
We've simply been unable to locate him.
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name
The Scots have yet to name their team.
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specify
He has not specified what action he would like them to take.
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designate
We need to designate someone as our spokesperson.
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pinpoint
trying to pinpoint his precise location
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home in on
(phrasal verb) 
The felled tree pinned down the car.
Synonyms
trap
The aircraft cartwheeled, trapping both men.
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constrain
I was constrained by family commitments.
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bind
All are bound by the same strict etiquette.
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tie down
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nail down
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See pin

Additional synonyms

in the sense of bind
Definition
to place under certain constraints
All are bound by the same strict etiquette.
Synonyms
hem in,
keep within bounds or limits
in the sense of confine
Synonyms
hold back,
clip someone's wings,
straiten
in the sense of constrain
Definition
to limit, restrict, or inhibit
I was constrained by family commitments.
Synonyms

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