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Idioms about drum

    beat the drum, to promote, publicize, or advertise: The boss is out beating the drum for a new product.

Origin of drum

1
First recorded in 1535–45; of uncertain origin; probably a back formation from drumslade “drum, drummer,” alteration of Dutch or Low German trommelslag “drumbeat,” equivalent to trommel “drum” + slag “a beat”; cognate with slay

OTHER WORDS FROM drum

un·der·drum·ming, noun

Other definitions for drum (2 of 2)

drum2
[ druhm ]
/ drʌm /

noun Scot., Irish English.
a long, narrow hill or ridge.

Origin of drum

2
First recorded in 1725–35; from Irish and Scots Gaelic druim, of unknown origin
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How to use drum in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for drum (1 of 2)

drum1
/ (drʌm) /

noun
verb drums, drumming or drummed
See also drum out, drum up

Word Origin for drum

C16: probably from Middle Dutch tromme, of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for drum (2 of 2)

drum2
/ (drʌm) /

noun
Scot and Irish a narrow ridge or hill

Word Origin for drum

C18: from Scottish Gaelic druim
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Medical definitions for drum

drum
[ drŭm ]

n.
eardrum
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