Synonyms of 'hammer'
to hit with or as if with a hammerHammer a wooden peg into the hole.
She hit him hard across his left arm.
Rain drove hard against the window.
Knock at my window at eight o'clock and I'll be ready.
When you beat the drum, you feel good.
She took two steps forward and struck him across the mouth.
Tap the egg lightly with a teaspoon.
We could bang on the desks and shout until they let us out.
to force (facts or ideas) into someone through repetitionThey hammered it into me that I had not become a bad goalkeeper.
impress upon, ,
drive home, ,
to criticize severelyThe report hammers the private motorist.
His mother had rarely criticized him or any of her children.
Political leaders united yesterday to condemn the latest wave of violence.
I would not presume to censure him for his views.
They have been seriously rebuked.
He was reprimanded by a teacher.
Marion berated Joe for the noise he made.
She castigated him for having no intellectual interests.
They admonished me for taking risks with my health.
chastise, , ,
I did not chastise the child for what she had done.
Slated by critics at the time, the film has since become a classic.
to defeat heavily(informal) He hammered the young left-hander in four straight sets.
His troops defeated the opposing army.
He was easily beaten into third place.
They thrashed their opponents 5-0.
She needs to master her fears of becoming ill.
He might be able to lick us all in a fair fight.
Australia trounced France by sixty points to four.
She clobbered him with a vase.
run rings around (informal),
wipe the floor with (informal),
blow out of the water (slang),
The barrels are hammered from cold steel.
See go at something hammer and tongs
See hammer away at something
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in the sense of admonish
to reprimand sternlyThey admonished me for taking risks with my health.
tear into (informal),
tell off (informal),
read the riot act to someone,
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
to hit or knock, esp. with a loud noiseWe could bang on the desks and shout until they let us out.
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