1Make something by shaping metal with a hammer.
- At first brass or copper sheet was made by hammering it out by hand.
- The blacksmith who hammered it out from a single piece of stock was skilled at his trade.
- This might be what was so puzzling to Moshe about the Menorah being hammered out from one piece of gold.
2Laboriously work out the details of a plan or agreement: a deal was being hammered out with the Dutch museums
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- But the conditions are that the guerrillas call a ceasefire and cessation of hostilities - a non-starter as the rebels have always said a ceasefire could only be called after the details of a peace agreement had been hammered out.
- Now, sources say that votes could come as early as next Wednesday in the House and Thursday in the Senate, when all the details are hammered out.
- In the end, there was too much opposition from business and development interests, so the CIR was put on hold while the superstore plan was hammered out.
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