tack down

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vt sepfestnageln; (Brit Sew) → festheften
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● Remove all scatter rugs, repair frayed carpets, tape or tack down loose carpet edges.
The RSPCA said the snake has an injured tail and officers are trying to tack down its owners.
Stitch step two to tack down the fabric and create a placement line for fabric B.
Then, thread your needle with yarn and sew along the edge of the canvas to tack down each individual braid--you're sewing a line just before the braid's knot on each end.
Tack down the edges to the sides of the mitt to stabilize them.
The number plates of suspected cars were also probed as part of efforts to discover details and circumstances of the case and tack down the suspect.
Stipendiary steward Marcus Weedon said: "Once the jockey has returned to the changing room and put his tack down he's deemed not to have weighed in.
In these breeds, if an owner knows the blood-line has a history of gastric dilatation or torsion, he or she may elect to have prophylactic surgery to tack down the stomach and prevent rotation.
It's really cold," said Jaquelin Pineda as she watched Juan Hernandez and Margarito Balacios tack down black plastic in long strips to smother weeds in the north section of the property.
Some left the paper white and started from there; some added salt to their applied wet paint; others used rubber cement to tack down the letters and, you guessed it, resisted subsequent watercolor washes.