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GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
English term or phrase:nail (Fripp)
Portuguese translation:provar a culpa de (Fripp)
Entered by: Oliveira Simões
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18:11 May 24, 2018
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English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / adult romance novel
English term or phrase: nailing
"In order to have any hope of nailing Fripp, we need to find a way to get closer to him."

Existe alguma gíria em PT-Br com o mesmo sentido? Obrigado.
Oliveira Simões
United States
Local time: 10:08


Summary of answers provided
4 +1pegar no flagra / pegá-lo com a boca na botija
Vinicius Guerreiro
4deter
Marilia Sette Câmara
4meter em cana
Joao Luis Manga
4arrasar
Leonor Machado
3apanhar
Ana Vozone


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arrasar


Explanation:
.... mas depende do contexto

Leonor Machado
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apanhar


Explanation:
Sugestão.

apanhar, como em flagrante, apanhar sem dar chance de fuga.

Ana Vozone
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pegar no flagra / pegá-lo com a boca na botija


Explanation:
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/pt/dicionario/ingles/nail
To catch someone, especially when they are doing something wrong, or to make it clear that they are guilty.

"Com a boca na botija" é uma expressão popular usada quando se pega alguém em flagrante cometendo algum ato proibido.

Vinicius Guerreiro
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agree  expressisverbis: Aqui, "apanhar alguém com a boca na botija" ou "apanhar alguém com as calças na mão".
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  -> Essa das "calças" é engraçada! Obrigado. :)
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meter em cana


Explanation:
Vale?

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Note added at 7 hrs (2018-05-25 02:05:21 GMT)
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Sorry to disagree. The definition of "nail someone" is
nail
1. tv. to arrest someone.
from https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/nail

That is why I suggested "meter em cana", which fits the context of getting the guy that is making threats.

Joao Luis Manga
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deter


Explanation:
Acho que expressa bem as acepções em inglês.

Dic. Houaiss:
verbo
transitivo direto e pronominal
1 fazer parar ou parar
transitivo direto
7 Rubrica: termo jurídico.
reter em seu poder; ter a posse legítima ou ilegítima de algo; prender, suster


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Note added at 13 hrs (2018-05-25 07:20:14 GMT)
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"deter/pegar de vez", ou "de uma vez por todas"


    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/nail
Marilia Sette Câmara
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