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hammering

noun [S] uk   /ˈhæm.ər.ɪŋ/  us   /-ɚ-/

hammering noun [S] (DEFEAT)

an occasion when someone is defeated completely: You should have seen the hammering I gave her in the second game. Both countries took a tremendous hammering in the war.

hammering noun [S] (CRITICIZE)

strong criticism: Store cards have taken a hammering in recent years because of their high interest rates.
Translations of “hammering”
in Chinese (Traditional) 擊敗, 挫敗,擊敗…
in Russian стук, удары, поражение…
in Turkish çekiçleme, vurma, kötü yenilgi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 击败, 挫败,击败…
in Polish walenie, sromotna porażka…
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