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English definition of “ram”

ram

verb [I or T] uk   /ræm/ (-mm-) us  
to hit or push something with force: Someone rammed (into) my car while it was parked outside my house. He rammed the sweets/his pipe into his mouth. I rammed down the soil around the fence post. The prisoners who were being force-fed had tubes rammed down their throats. She slammed the door and rammed home the bolt (= closed it forcefully and completely).Pushing and shoving
Phrasal verbs

ram

noun [C] uk   /ræm/ us  

ram noun [C] (SHEEP)

an adult male sheep that can breedNames for the male and female of animalsSheep and goats

ram noun [C] (EQUIPMENT)

(also battering ram) a piece of equipment used to hit something and force it open or break it: They used a ram to break down the door.Machinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores a moving part in a machine that puts pressure or force on somethingMachine parts
(Definition of ram verb, noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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