1. [syn: hammer, pound, hammering, pounding]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hammer \Ham"mer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hammered (-m[~e]rd); p.
pr. & vb. n. Hammering.]
1. To beat with a hammer; to beat with heavy blows; as, to
2. To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating.
"Hammered money." --Dryden.
3. To form in the mind; to shape by hard intellectual labor;
-- usually with out.
Who was hammering out a penny dialogue. --Jeffry.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the
sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding
of feet on the hallway" [syn: hammer, pound,