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English definition of “hammer”

hammer

verb [T] (CRITICIZE)    /ˈhæm.ər/ US  // informal
to criticize someone or something strongly : Her latest film has been hammered by the critics .Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
(Definition of hammer verb (CRITICIZE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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