ram (something) home

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of ram (something) home

: to make (something) very clear and obvious in a forceful way
  • He tried to ram home the importance of meeting the deadline.
  • She hoped that the pictures and examples would ram her point home.

Word by Word Definitions

ram play
  1. : a male sheep

  2. : aries

  3. : battering ram

  1. : to strike with violence : crash

  2. : to move with extreme rapidity

  3. : to force in by or as if by driving

  1. : a computer memory on which data can be both read and written and on which the location of data does not affect the speed of its retrieval

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

home play
  1. : one's place of residence : domicile

  2. : house

  3. : the social unit formed by a family living together

  1. : to or at one's place of residence or home (see 1home 1a)

  2. : to a final, closed, or ultimate position

  3. : to or at an ultimate objective (such as a goal or finish line)

  1. : of, relating to, or being a place of residence, place of origin, or base of operations

  2. : prepared, done, or designed for use in a home (see 1home)

  3. : operating or occurring in an area that is a headquarters or base of operations

  1. : to go or return to one's place of residence or origin : to go or return home (see 1home)

  2. : to return accurately to one's native area of place of birth or origin from a distance : to return home

  3. : to move to or toward an objective by following a signal or landmark


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