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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyhammer out
he/she/ithammers out
present participlehammering out
past tensehammered out
past participlehammered out
  1. 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.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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