hammering Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “hammering” in the English Dictionary

"hammering" in British English

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hammeringnoun [S]

uk   /ˈhæm.ər.ɪŋ/  us   /-ɚ-/

hammering noun [S] (DEFEAT)

an ​occasion when someone is ​defeatedcompletely: 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)

strongcriticism: Store ​cards have taken a hammering in ​recentyears because of ​their high ​interestrates.
(Definition of hammering from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hammering" in Business English

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hammeringnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈhæmərɪŋ/
take/get a hammering to ​decrease suddenly and by a large ​amount in ​price or ​value: Profits will take a hammering when ​cheapcopycatproducts come on to the ​market.
(Definition of hammering from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hammering”
in Chinese (Simplified) 击败, 挫败,击败…
in Turkish çekiçleme, vurma, kötü yenilgi…
in Russian стук, удары, поражение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擊敗, 挫敗,擊敗…
in Polish walenie, sromotna porażka…
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