hammer something in/into


hammer something in/into
inculcate something forcefully or repeatedly.
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  • hammer something into somebody — ˌhammer sth ˈinto sb derived to make sb learn or remember sth by repeating it many times Main entry: ↑hammerderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • hammer something into one —  Vigorously and forcefully teach, persuade, convince one of something …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • hammer — noun 1》 a tool consisting of a heavy metal head mounted at the end of a handle, used for breaking things and driving in nails.     ↘an auctioneer s mallet, tapped to indicate a sale. 2》 a part of a mechanism that hits another, e.g. one exploding… …   English new terms dictionary

  • hammer into — ˌhammer ˈinto [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they hammer into he/she/it hammers into present participle hammering into past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • hammer — ham|mer1 [ˈhæmə US ər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(tool)¦ 2 come/go under the hammer 3 hammer blow 4 hammer and tongs 5¦(gun)¦ 6¦(sport)¦ 7¦(piano)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: hamor] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hammer — [[t]hæ̱mə(r)[/t]] hammers, hammering, hammered 1) N COUNT A hammer is a tool that consists of a heavy piece of metal at the end of a handle. It is used, for example, to hit nails into a piece of wood or a wall, or to break things into pieces. He… …   English dictionary

  • hammer */ — I UK [ˈhæmə(r)] / US [ˈhæmər] noun [countable] Word forms hammer : singular hammer plural hammers 1) a tool used for hitting things or forcing nails into wood that consists of a handle and a heavy metal top with one flat side He smashed a hole in …   English dictionary

  • hammer into — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms hammer into : present tense I/you/we/they hammer into he/she/it hammers into present participle hammering into past tense hammered into past participle hammered into hammer something into someone to keep… …   English dictionary

  • hammer — hammerable, adj. hammerer, n. hammerlike, adj. /ham euhr/, n. 1. a tool consisting of a solid head, usually of metal, set crosswise on a handle, used for beating metals, driving nails, etc. 2. any of various instruments or devices resembling this …   Universalium