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hammer

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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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hang one on

3 to strike repeatedly
  • I tried hammering the door to wake them up.
  • The crops were hammered with hail.
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beat up on

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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lay into, read the riot act (to), take to task

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