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noun hammering pronunciation in British English /ˈhæmərɪŋ/ 
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singularhammering
pluralhammerings
  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] the sound of someone hitting something very hard several times

    There was a loud hammering on the door.

  2. 3
    [singular] informal punishment, rough treatment, or criticism

    Foreign companies are taking a hammering from the strong dollar.

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