verb (used with object)
- (in the London stock exchange) to dismiss (a person) from membership because of default.
- to depress the price of (a stock).
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for hammer
Origin of hammer
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Definition for hammer (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for hammer
A pick hammer sits at the top of the handle to allow users to break ice with a tapping motion, while the spike at the bottom offers more traditional stabbing functionality.Best ice pick: A versatile winter tool for camping and more|PopSci Commerce Team|February 25, 2021|Popular Science
Complete your set with a cutting mat, metal rulers and squares, some sponges, and a rubber or wooden hammer—any other type of hammer can damage the leather.Everything you need to know to start leatherworking|Sandra Gutierrez G.|February 19, 2021|Popular Science
The group, often armed with guns and other weapons such as hammers and baseball bats, regularly rallies on the grounds of the Minnesota Capitol.Americans across the political spectrum fear what the Capitol attack portends|Annie Gowen, Jenna Johnson, Holly Bailey|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
There were rules and if someone was acting up in the chat you dropped the hammer.‘The reality is we have to be professional’: Confessions of an ad exec on working amid the chaos at the Capitol|Kristina Monllos|January 11, 2021|Digiday
Papagelis joined forces in Hammer’s Lot with Ken Johnson — “Pinto Ron” — in 1992.‘Bills Mafia’ waited a generation for a team like this. It’s had to embrace it from afar.|Adam Kilgore|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Next, the GOP should hammer away at how our roads, bridges, and tunnels are crumbling, and push for an infrastructure initiative.Bush, Christie, Romney: Who’ll Be the GOP Class Warrior?|Lloyd Green|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If we enter with hammer in hand, we may leave with merely dust and rubble on our faces.
In this way, certain cognitive mechanisms can act like a hammer too eager for nails.Why Are Millennials Unfriending Organized Religion?|Vlad Chituc|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The phrase means, “the nail that sticks out always gets hit by a hammer.”Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another surveillance video, showing the perpetrator with hammer in hand, is here.Is Brooklyn Becoming Unsafe for Gays? It Depends On Which Ones|Jay Michaelson|October 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The noise of the hammer is always in his ears, and his eye is upon the pattern of the vessel he maketh.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
With a hammer the boy knocked off some of the slats of the small box in which Squinty had made his journey.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
I suppose the hammer falls back more slowly from the string, and that makes the tone sing longer.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
He was ready to drop when he reached it, and his heart beat like a hammer against his ribs.
And then the Monitor's deafening hammer sounded again, and after that, silence.
British Dictionary definitions for hammer
- a heavy metal ball attached to a flexible wire: thrown in competitions
- the event or sport of throwing the hammer
- persistently demanding and critical of someone
- in hot pursuit of someone
- to question in a relentless manner
- to criticize severely
- to announce the default of (a member)
- to cause prices of (securities, the market, etc) to fall by bearish selling
Derived forms of hammerhammerer, nounhammer-like, adjective
Word Origin for hammer
Medical definitions for hammer
Idioms and Phrases with hammer
In addition to the idioms beginning with hammer
- hammer and tongs
- hammer away at
- hammer out
- under the hammer