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hammer out

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to shape or remove with or as if with a hammer
2. to form or produce (an agreement, plan, etc) after much discussion or dispute
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Verb1.hammer out - discuss vehemently in order to reach a solution or an agreement; "The leaders of the various Middle Eastern countries are trying to hammer out a peace agreement"
hash out, talk over, discuss - speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget"
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vt sep
metalhämmern; nail, bricks(her)ausschlagen or -klopfen; dentausbeulen
(fig) plan, agreement, solutionausarbeiten, aushandeln; difficultiesbeseitigen, bereinigen; verseschmieden; tunehämmern


(ˈhӕmə) noun
1. a tool with a heavy usually metal head, used for driving nails into wood, breaking hard substances etc. a joiner's hammer.
2. the part of a bell, piano, clock etc that hits against some other part, so making a noise.
3. in sport, a metal ball on a long steel handle for throwing.
1. to hit, beat, break etc (something) with a hammer. He hammered the nail into the wood.
2. to teach a person (something) with difficulty, by repetition. Grammar was hammered into us at school.
give (someone) a hammering
to hammer (= beat) (a person). His father gave him a hammering for stealing.
hammer home
to make great efforts to make a person realize. We'll have to hammer home to them the importance of secrecy.
hammer out
to produce (an agreement etc) with a great deal of effort and discussion. to hammer out a solution.
References in classic literature ?
Just you give me my hammer out of that,' says Durdles, 'and I'll show you.
But boss Jim Jefferies is currently involved in talks with Rousset to hammer out a long- term contract.