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verb hammer pronunciation in British English /ˈhæmə(r)/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhammer
he/she/ithammers
present participlehammering
past tensehammered
past participlehammered
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to hit something with a hammer

    Hammer the pegs into the wooden flooring.

    Someone was hammering in the cellar.

    1. a.
      to hit something hard or many times
      hammer on/at/into:

      Some of the patients were shouting and hammering on the walls.

      Owen hammered the ball into the back of the net.

  2. 3
    [transitive] informal to criticize someone or something severely

    Her latest film was hammered by the critics.

  3. 5
    [intransitive] informal to move or travel very fast

    Drivers hammer along this road all day.

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