verb (used with object), rammed, ram·ming.
Origin of ram1
Synonyms for ram
Related Words for rammingsmash, crash, slam, stab, sink, thrust, cram, wedge, pound, force, crowd, dash, hook, hit, hammer, impact, poke, strike, plunge, run
Examples from the Web for ramming
Contemporary Examples of ramming
But it remains to be seen if Reid actually is committed to ramming through new rules with a more slender majority.Senate Fight Over Filibuster Reform Rages, With Eye on Nuclear Option
December 13, 2012
PLUS, Peter Beinart on the case for ramming health-care through.8 Top Moments from the Health-Care Summit
The Daily Beast Video
February 25, 2010
Historical Examples of ramming
He will charge the boat, and nothing but the churning propeller will keep him from ramming the boat.Tales of Fishes
But the ramming of our trap went on, and I saw that it was beginning to yield.
Like the Congress, she lay upon a sand bar, beyond fear of ramming.The Long Roll
Ramming his hands in his pockets, he pulled out a handful of silver.Quin
Alice Hegan Rice
Here she was coming at the cruiser as if with the intention of ramming her.Young Glory and the Spanish Cruiser
Walter Fenton Mott
n acronym for computing
verb rams, ramming or rammed
Word Origin for ram
Old English ramm "male sheep," also "battering ram" and the zodiac sign; earlier rom "male sheep," a West Germanic word (cf. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Dutch, Old High German ram), of unknown origin. Perhaps [Klein] connected with Old Norse rammr "strong," Old Church Slavonic ramenu "impetuous, violent."
1957, acronym for random access memory (computerese).
"to beat with a heavy implement," c.1300, from ram (n.). Related: Rammed; ramming.