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1 to shape with a hammer
  • medieval artisans hammered brass into various bowls and trays, which they then embossed with elaborate designs

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2 to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner
  • hammer a nail
  • hammered the ball for a home run

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4 to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings
  • the critics have long been hammering the stage actress for resorting to the same mixed bag of mannerisms over and over

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Synonyms of hammer (Entry 2 of 2)

as in sledgehammer, mallet

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The first known use of hammer was before the 12th century

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“Hammer.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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