Definition of 'hammer'
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They were hammering at the door and finally kicked it down five minutes from time. The Sun (2017)Their finer details are also still being hammered out. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Vehicles were attacked with hammers and officers covered their identification insignia. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Now researchers say bosses should consider changing schedules and going easy on staff if their team got hammered. The Sun (2016)When your heart hammers, focus on breathing more slowly for three minutes to calm yourself. Times, Sunday Times (2017)On the wall was a hammer, a couple of baseball bats and a crowbar. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Too often, you just put your head down and keep hammering away. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He used a lump hammer. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The door to her loft was of old hammered iron with heavy bolts. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Who would have guessed at my hammering heart? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Targets are used as the hammer to enforce diverse hiring and promotion practices. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They could be heard hammering on the door from inside. The Sun (2008)The crisis could also hammer bank profits. The Sun (2010)The nails are just like the ones you hammer into a wall. The Sun (2015)Always secure the membrane by hammering in metal pegs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Try to hold it down and bang away with hammer. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Watch him work with that chisel and hammer. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)The fighting is still a case of hammering the attack button but is just about serviceable. The Sun (2010)Have a hammer and nails on hand to tie in any useful limbs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is a magnetic wristband that claims to be strong enough to hold a small hammer. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We recognised a weakness in their team and hammered it home. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We were going hammer and tongs there for three hours. Times, Sunday Times (2014)One waved a claw hammer at him and demanded cash. The Sun (2015)It is understood the bloodstained hammer and kitchen knife were found in a downstairs room. The Sun (2011)Imagine attacking a dozen computer hard drives with a heavy hammer. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Civil society itself now instructs us in the fine art of following our own hammering hearts. Christianity Today (2000)It is easy to use a big hammer. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Then you hammer on my door in a panic. The Sun (2010)Prices for used cars going under the hammer have also risen. The Sun (2009)The wind hits with hammer blows, pumped by bellows unimaginable in size. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We all had a lot to drink but my girlfriend's friend was completely hammered. The Sun (2016)
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Translations for 'hammer'
British English: hammer /ˈhæmə/ NOUN
A hammer is a tool used for hitting things. It consists of a heavy piece of metal at the end of a handle.
He used a hammer to knock the nail in.
- American English: hammer
- Arabic: شَاكُوش
- Brazilian Portuguese: martelo
- Chinese: 锤子
- Croatian: čekić
- Czech: kladivo
- Danish: hammer
- Dutch: hamer
- European Spanish: martillo
- Finnish: vasara
- French: marteau
- German: Hammer
- Greek: σφυρί
- Italian: martello
- Japanese: ハンマー
- Korean: 해머
- Norwegian: hammer
- Polish: młotek
- European Portuguese: martelo
- Romanian: ciocan
- Russian: молоток
- Spanish: martillo
- Swedish: hammare
- Thai: ค้อน
- Turkish: çekiç
- Ukrainian: молоток
- Vietnamese: búa
Definition of hammer from the Collins English Dictionary
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