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Pronunciation: /ˈhæmə(r)/

Translation of hammer in French:



  • 1 marteler [metal, table] to hammer sth into enfoncer qch dans [wall, fence]
  • 2to hammer sth into sb faire entrer qch dans la tête de qn to hammer home a message bien faire comprendre un message
  • 3 [fam], (defeat) battre [qn] à plates coutures


Phrasal verbs

hammer out

hammer out [sth]hammer [sth] out (negotiate) parvenir à [qch] après maintes discussions [agreement, policy, formula]

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