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[ ham-erd ]


  1. shaped, formed, or ornamented by a metalworker's hammer:

    a hammered bowl of brass; hammered gold.

  2. Slang. extremely intoxicated from alcoholic liquor or a drug:

    On the weekends we usually get hammered.

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Other Words From

  • un·hammered adjective
  • well-hammered adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of hammered1

First recorded in 1515–25; hammer + -ed 2
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Example Sentences

But on Tuesday, we saw another nail hammered into the already pretty tightly nailed down coffin of the two-state solution.

Retailers were hammered by the scheme because checks and balances were scant in 2012, when the eBay grifting peaked.

As the campaign season heated up, his opponent hammered away on the issue.

Cory Gardner and others hammered on stagnant wages for the middle class.

Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor got hammered by Republican Tom Cotton.

Young Glory walked boldly up to the hut, for it was no more, and hammered sharply on the door.

Again the thought hammered home: such a quantity of paper in circulation must affect the national finances of Britain.

But they only hammered louder, swearing they were going to break in the door and come in and cut off my nose and ears.

Yet mercury can be frozen so hard that it may be hammered out like lead, and sometimes it takes the form of square crystals.

Its keel was laid in a cornfield; its bolts and bars were hammered out in a blacksmith shop.





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