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  • This is the Rachel’s English 30-Day Challenge!

  • Learn 30 phrasal verbs in 30 days!

  • Jumpstart your vocabulary in 2017.

  • This is Day 4 of your 30-day challenge.

  • Today, we'll be learning phrasal verbs with "pin".

  • When you pin something down, it has nothing to do with pinning something up.

  • We usually use the phraseto pin something downin the negative: I can’t pin it down.

  • That means, I can’t understand or identify something.

  • There’s something strange about him, but I can’t quite pin it down.

  • I can’t quite figure out what is strange about him.

  • If you pin a person down, then you physically hold them, maybe sit on them, make them unable to get up.

  • We broke up the fight and pinned them down.

  • It also means to get someone to be very clear about something,

  • for example, I keep trying to make lunch plans with Sara, but I can’t get her to pin down a date.

  • If you pin something on someone, well, it can literally mean to attach something to someone with a pin:

  • she pinned the corsage on her date.

  • But it can also mean, to try to make someone responsible for something,

  • to try to make someone take the blame for something.

  • She was in charge of the project that failed, but she tried to pin it on me.

  • We also use it idiomatically to pin your hopes to or on something or someone.

  • This is when you rely completely on this one thing or person to fix a situation.

  • I’m pinning all my hopes on this new teacher, that she can help my son understand math.

  • What about if you pin something up?

  • Here, you are attaching something to a wall with pins.

  • I pinned up an advertisement for a roommate on the bulletin board.

  • As a noun, a pinup is a beautiful, sexy woman.

  • Someone who would maybe be in a poster that you would put in a wall.

  • She’s Hollywood’s latest pinup girl.

  • Pinis a simple little word.

  • The P consonant and the IH vowel, pi-.

  • Ih, the tongue tip is down, but the front part arches towards the front of the roof of the mouth, ih, pi-ih.

  • Pin. Then the N consonant, where the front top of the tongue comes to the roof of the mouth.

  • ihn-- pin.

  • The rest of the tongue is relaxed, nn. Pin, pin.

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