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English definition of “hammer”

hammer

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] (HIT WITH FORCE)    /ˈhæm.ər/ US  //
to hit or kick something with a lot of force : I was woken up suddenly by the sound of someone hammering on/at the front door . He hammered the ball into the net , giving France a 3–2 win over Italy.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
(Definition of hammer verb (HIT WITH FORCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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