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OTHER WORDS FROM hammeredun·ham·mered, adjectivewell-ham·mered, adjective
Words nearby hammered
Definition for hammered (2 of 2)
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)
Origin of hammer
OTHER WORDS FROM hammer
Example sentences from the Web for hammered
Retailers were hammered by the scheme because checks and balances were scant in 2012, when the eBay grifting peaked.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor got hammered by Republican Tom Cotton.Inside the Democrats’ Godawful Midterm Election Wipeout|Michael Tomasky|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Spain was hammered by the financial crisis and continues to bleed.
A controversial Obama pick for a federal judgeship got hammered by Senate Democrats in a Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday.
Diplomats drawn from Russia, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union hammered out the accord on April 17.
The buildings are finely constructed of hammered stone, laid without cement, and are 30 feet in height.
"No," fairly shouted the enraged hunter, as they hammered away at each other.Through Apache Lands|R. H. Jayne
Into these last the ends of the cords are laced and hammered.The Booklover and His Books|Harry Lyman Koopman
The New Yorker hitched Buller in an open carriage shed, and hammered with the butt of his whip upon the front door.Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery|Theodore Goodridge Roberts
He hammered them instead of singing them tenderly, with just the sense of a caress in the voice.Evelyn Innes|George Moore
British Dictionary definitions for hammered
- 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 hammered
Idioms and Phrases with hammered
In addition to the idioms beginning with hammer
- hammer and tongs
- hammer away at
- hammer out
- under the hammer