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English definition of “hammer”

hammer

verb [I/T]    /ˈhæm·ər/
to hit something repeatedly with, or as if with, a hammer: [T] I hammered the nail into the wall . To hammer is also to repeat again and again esp . to persuade other people about something: [I always + adv/prep] Martin Luther King , Jr., hammered at the theme that the civil rights movement must avoid violence . [I always + adv/prep] His attorneys hammered away at the idea that the police department was incompetent .
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