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  1. 1
    to tell people about something in a way that makes them understand and accept it, especially by repeating it many times

    He hammered home the message that his party would be tough on crime.

  2. 2
    informal to score a goal or point with a very powerful kick or hit

    Jonathan de Guzman hammered the ball home to make it 2–0.

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