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Noun: hammering  ha-mu-ring
  1. The act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
    "the sudden hammering of fists caught him off guard";
    - hammer, pound, pounding
  2. [informal] A sound defeat
    - thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping, pasting [informal], débâcle, smackdown [N. Amer, informal], beatdown [N. Amer]
Verb: hammer  ha-mu(r)
  1. Beat with or as if with a hammer
    "hammer the metal flat"
  2. Create by hammering
    "hammer the silver into a bowl";
    - forge
  3. [informal] Beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
    - cream [informal], bat, clobber [informal], drub, thrash [informal], lick [informal], marmalise [Brit, informal], marmelise [Brit, informal], slaughter [informal], marmelize [Brit, informal], smoke [N. Amer, informal], muller [Brit, informal], marmalize [Brit, informal], beat hollow [informal], tromp [N. Amer, informal], wipe the floor [informal], trounce, blow away [informal], whale [N. Amer, informal], paste [informal]

Derived forms: hammerings

See also: hammered

Type of: beat, beat out, blow, crush, defeat, licking, shell, trounce, vanquish

Encyclopedia: Hammering

Hammer, South Dakota