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drumnoun [C]

uk   us   /drʌm/

drum noun [C] (INSTRUMENT)

A2 a musical instrument, especially one made from a skin stretched over the end of a hollow tube or bowl, played by hitting with the hand or a stick: a bass/snare/kettle drum They danced to the beat of the drums (= sound of the drums being hit).
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drum noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a large tube-like container: an oil drum a five-gallon plastic drum a drum of radioactive waste the hollow metal cylinder in a washing machine into which clothes and other things are put for washing

drumverb [I or T]

uk   us   /drʌm/ (-mm-)
to hit a surface regularly and make a sound like a drum, or to make something do this: She drummed her fingers impatiently on the table. The rain drummed loudly on the roof.
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