1. /ı/ to drive in (a stake); to nail (something). 2. /ı, a/ to tether (an animal) to a stake in (a place). 3. /ı, a/ to land (a blow) on, strike (a blow) to. 4. /ı/ to strike (a match); to light (a lighter). 5. /dan/ slang to know something about, have some knowledge of. 6. /ı/ slang to understand, get, Brit. twig. 7. /ı, a/ slang to palm off (something) on (someone). 8. (for lightning) to flash. 9. slang to drink, booze. 10. /dan/ slang to flunk, fail (an exam, a subject); /da/ to fail (a class).