beat/bang the drum for

Definition of beat/bang the drum for

:to say or write things that strongly support (someone or something)
  • They joined together to beat the drum for their candidate.
  • banging the drum for human rights

Word by Word Definitions

beat play
  1. : to strike repeatedly:

  2. : to hit repeatedly so as to inflict pain

  3. : to walk on : tread

  1. : a single stroke or blow especially in a series

  2. : a sound produced by or as if by beating (see 1beat)

  3. : a driving impact or force

  1. : being in a state of exhaustion : exhausted

  2. : sapped of resolution or morale

  3. : of, relating to, or being beatniks

  1. : beatnik

drum play
  1. : a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow shell or cylinder with a drumhead stretched over one or both ends that is beaten with the hands or with some implement (such as a stick or wire brush)

  2. : tympanic membrane

  3. : the sound of a drum

  1. : to make a succession of strokes or vibrations that produce sounds like drumbeats

  2. : to beat a drum

  3. : to throb or sound rhythmically

  1. : a long narrow hill or ridge

  2. : drumlin


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