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ham·mer

 (hăm′ər)
n.
1. A hand tool consisting of a handle with a head of metal or other heavy rigid material that is attached at a right angle, used for striking or pounding.
2. A tool or device similar in function or action to this striking tool, as:
a. The part of a gunlock that hits the primer or firing pin or explodes the percussion cap and causes the gun to fire.
b. Music One of the padded wooden pieces of a piano that strikes the strings.
c. A part of an apparatus that strikes a gong or bell, as in a clock.
3. Anatomy See malleus.
4. Sports A metal ball weighing 16 pounds (7.2 kilograms) and having a long wire or wooden handle by which it is thrown for distance in track-and-field competition.
5. A small mallet used by auctioneers.
v. ham·mered, ham·mer·ing, ham·mers
v.tr.
1.
a. To hit, especially repeatedly, with a hammer; pound. See Synonyms at beat.
b. To strike forcefully and repeatedly: hooves hammering the ground.
c. To assault with military force: hammered the position with artillery shells.
2.
a. To beat into a shape with a hammer or similar tool: hammered the metal into a goblet.
b. To accomplish or produce with difficulty or effort. Often used with out: hammer out an agreement.
3. To put together, fasten, or seal, particularly with nails, by hammering.
4. To force upon (someone) by constant repetition: hammered the information into the students' heads.
5.
a. To cause harm, loss, or difficulty to (someone), especially repeatedly: investors hammered in the bear market.
b. To defeat soundly: got hammered in the playoffs.
c. To attack verbally: a politician hammered in the press
v.intr.
1. To deal repeated blows with or as if with a hammer; pummel: "Wind hammered at us violently in gusts" (Thor Heyerdahl).
2. To undergo beating in the manner of a hammer: My pulse hammered.
3. Informal To keep at something continuously. Often used with away: hammered away at the problem.
Idiom:
under the hammer
For sale at an auction.

[Middle English hamer, from Old English hamor; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]

ham′mer·er n.
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hammering

(ˈhæmərɪŋ)
n
(Tools) the action of striking with a hammer
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hammering - the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)hammering - the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
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Translations

hammering

[ˈhæmərɪŋ] N
1. (lit) → martilleo m
2.paliza f
to give sb a hammeringdar una paliza a algn
to get or take a hammeringrecibir una paliza
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

hammering

[ˈhæmərɪŋ] n
(= criticism) → volée f
(= thrashing, defeat) → raclée f
(= knocking) → martèlement mhammer throw nlancer m du marteauhammer thrower nlanceur/euse m/f de marteau
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

hammering

n (esp Brit)
Hämmern nt, → Klopfen nt
(inf: = defeat) → Schlappe f (inf); our team took a hammeringunsere Mannschaft musste eine Schlappe einstecken (inf)
(inf: = criticism) → scharfe Kritik; doctors took a terrible hammering in the reportdie Ärzteschaft wurden in dem Bericht scharf unter Beschuss genommen (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
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