Synonyms of hammer in English:



  • they work the stone with hammer and chisel
    mallet, beetle, gavel
  • verb

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  • 1 the alloy is hammered into a circular shape
  • 2 Sally hammered at the door
    batter, pummel, beat, bang, pound; strike, hit, knock on, thump on; cudgel, bludgeon, club, pelt, assail, thwack
    informal bash, wallop, clobber, whack
  • 3 they have been hammering away at their non-smoking campaign
    work hard, labour, slog away, plod away, grind away, slave away, work like a Trojan, work like a dog, keep one's nose to the grindstone; persist with, persevere with, keep on with, press on with, not cease from
    informal stick at, peg away at, beaver away at, plug away at, work one's socks off on, sweat blood for, soldier on with, kill oneself with
    British informal graft away at
    rare drudge away at
    [Antonyms] give up on, abandon
  • 4 anti-racism had been hammered into her
    drum, instil, inculcate, knock, drive, din; drive home to, impress upon, teach repeatedly to, reiterate to; ingrain
  • 5 informal he got hammered for an honest mistake
    [Antonyms] praise
  • 6 informal we have hammered them twice this season
    trounce, defeat, beat, beat hollow, worst, best, overwhelm, rout, annihilate, bring someone to their knees
    informal thrash, clobber, lick, demolish, slaughter, murder, paste, pound, drub, give someone a drubbing, wipe the floor with, take to the cleaners, run rings round, walk all over, make mincemeat of, turn something inside out
    British informal stuff, marmalize
    North American informal shellac, cream, skunk, blow out
    US informal own
    [Antonyms] lose to
  • Phrases

    hammer something out

    the area chairmen hammered out a national plan
    [Antonyms] fail to agree about
    thrash outwork outagree onsort outdecide onbring abouteffectproducebrokernegotiatereach an agreement oncome to terms aboutcome to a decision oncome to a satisfactory conclusion onform a resolution about

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