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Synonyms of 'hammer'

(noun) 
Definition
an auctioneer's mallet
I used a hammer and chisel to chip away at the wall.
Synonyms
mallet
,
gavel
(verb) 
Definition
to hit with or as if with a hammer
Hammer a wooden peg into the hole.
Synonyms
hit
She hit him hard across his left arm.
,
drive
Rain drove hard against the window.
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knock
Knock at my window at eight o'clock and I'll be ready.
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beat
When you beat the drum, you feel good.
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strike
She took two steps forward and struck him across the mouth.
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tap
Tap the egg lightly with a teaspoon.
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bang
We could bang on the desks and shout until they let us out.
(verb) 
Definition
to force (facts or ideas) into someone through repetition
They hammered it into me that I had not become a bad goalkeeper.
Synonyms
impress upon
, ,
drive home
,
drum into
,
grind into
,
din into
,
drub into
(verb) 
Definition
to criticize severely
The report hammers the private motorist.
Synonyms
criticize
His mother had rarely criticized him or any of her children.
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condemn
Political leaders united yesterday to condemn the latest wave of violence.
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censure
I would not presume to censure him for his views.
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rebuke
They have been seriously rebuked.
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reprimand
He was reprimanded by a teacher.
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berate
Marion berated Joe for the noise he made.
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castigate
She castigated him for having no intellectual interests.
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admonish
They admonished me for taking risks with my health.
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chastise
I did not chastise the child for what she had done.
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lambaste
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slate (informal)
Slated by critics at the time, the film has since become a classic.
(verb) 
Definition
to defeat heavily
(informal)  He hammered the young left-hander in four straight sets.
Synonyms
defeat
His troops defeated the opposing army.
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beat
He was easily beaten into third place.
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thrash
They thrashed their opponents 5-0.
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stuff (slang)
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master
She needs to master her fears of becoming ill.
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tank (slang)
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lick (informal)
He might be able to lick us all in a fair fight.
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trounce
Australia trounced France by sixty points to four.
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clobber (slang)
She clobbered him with a vase.
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run rings around (informal)
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wipe the floor with (informal)
,
blow out of the water (slang)
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(verb) 
The barrels are hammered from cold steel.
Synonyms
fashion
The desk was fashioned out of oak.
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make
They now make cars at two plants in Europe.
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form
The bowl was formed out of clay.
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shape
Like it or not, our families shape our lives.
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forge
They agreed to forge closer economic ties.
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beat out

Phrasal verbs

See hammer away at something

Additional synonyms

in the sense of admonish
Definition
to reprimand sternly
They admonished me for taking risks with my health.
Synonyms
tear into (informal),
tell off (informal),
read the riot act to someone,
carpet (informal),
chew out (US, Canadian, informal),
tear someone off a strip (British, informal),
give someone a rocket (British, New Zealand, informal),
slap someone on the wrist,
rap someone over the knuckles,
bawl out (informal)
in the sense of bang
Definition
to hit or knock, esp. with a loud noise
We could bang on the desks and shout until they let us out.
Synonyms
hit,
belt (informal),
rap,
bash (informal),
clatter,
tonk (informal),
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)
in the sense of beat
Definition
to produce (a sound) by striking a drum
When you beat the drum, you feel good.
Synonyms

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