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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hammer  \Ham"mer\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hammered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Hammering}.] 
  1.  To  beat  with  a  hammer;  to  beat  with  heavy  blows;  as  to 
  hammer  iron. 
 
  2.  To  form  or  forge  with  a  hammer;  to  shape  by  beating. 
  ``Hammered  money.''  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  form  in  the  mind;  to  shape  by  hard  intellectual  labor; 
  --  usually  with  out 
 
  Who  was  hammering  out  a  penny  dialogue.  --Jeffry. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hammering 
  n  :  the  act  of  pounding  (delivering  repeated  heavy  blows);  "the 
  sudden  hammer  of  fists  caught  him  off  guard";  "the 
  pounding  of  feet  on  the  hallway"  [syn:  {hammer},  {pound}, 
  {pounding}] 




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