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English definition of “hammer sth into sb”

hammer sth into sb

(also hammer sth in) phrasal verb with hammer     /ˈhæm.ər/ US  // verb
to force someone to understand something by repeating it a lot: I always had it hammered into me that I mustn't lie .Saying againSaying and uttering
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