hammer into

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hammer into

: to force (something) to be learned very well by (someone) by repeating it again and again
  • They are constantly trying to hammer good manners into their children.
  • She hammered it into me that I could succeed.

Word by Word Definitions

hammer play
  1. : a hand tool consisting of a solid head set crosswise on a handle and used for pounding

  2. : a power tool that often substitutes a metal block or a drill for the hammerhead

  3. : something that resembles a hammer in form or action: such as

  1. : to strike blows especially repeatedly with or as if with a hammer : pound

  2. : to make repeated efforts

  3. : to beat, drive, or shape with repeated blows of a hammer


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