hammer

hammer
ham|mer1 [ `hæmər ] noun count *
1. ) a tool used for hitting things or forcing nails into wood, consisting of a handle and a heavy metal top with one flat side:
He smashed a hole in the window with a hammer.
take a hammer to something (=hit something hard using a hammer): She took a hammer to the headlights of his car.
2. ) the part of a gun that pushes against the bullet to make the explosion when you pull the TRIGGER with your finger
3. ) a part in a piano that hits the strings to make a sound
4. ) a heavy metal ball attached to a chain, thrown as a sport
a ) the hammer a sports event in which people throw a hammer as far as they can
come/go under the hammer
to be sold at an AUCTION (=a public sale in which objects are sold to the person who offers the most money)
hammer
ham|mer 2 [ `hæmər ] verb *
▸ 1 hit
▸ 2 defeat
▸ 3 criticize
▸ 4 fall with force
▸ 5 beat quickly
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) intransitive or transitive to hit something with a hammer:
Hammer the pegs into the holes.
Someone was hammering in the cellar.
a ) hammer on/at/into to hit something hard or many times:
Some of the patients were shouting and hammering on the walls.
Owen hammered the ball into the back of the net.
2. ) transitive INFORMAL to defeat an opponent easily: THRASH
3. ) transitive INFORMAL to criticize someone or something severely:
Her latest movie was hammered by the critics.
4. ) intransitive INFORMAL if rain hammers down, a lot of it falls with great force
5. ) intransitive if your heart hammers, it has a strong fast beat, especially because you are afraid or nervous: POUND:
He could feel his heart hammering in his chest.
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,hammer a`way at phrasal verb transitive hammer away at something
1. ) INFORMAL to do something with great energy and with all your attention:
She spent all weekend hammering away at her novel.
2. ) to keep attacking someone or something:
Defense lawyers hammered away at the witness's credibility.
,hammer `out phrasal verb transitive
to reach a decision or agreement after discussing it or arguing about it for a long time:
A new deal was hammered out between the two banks.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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