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British English: /ˈhamə/
American English: /ˈhæmər/

Translation of hammer in Italian:


transitive verb

  • 1 (beat)
    martellare (metal sheet, door, table)
    pestare su (piano keys)
    to hammer something into
    piantare qualcosa (col martello) in (wall, fence, rock)
    to hammer something into shape
    forgiare qualcosa a colpi di martello
    they hammer the copper into pots
    martellano il rame per ricavarne delle pentole
    to hammer something flat
    battere qualcosa, appiattire qualcosa a martellate
    she hammered her fists against the door
    batté i pugni contro la porta o tempestò di pugni la porta
  • 2 [figurative] (insist forcefully)to hammer something into
    inculcare qualcosa in o fare entrare qualcosa in testa a (pupils, recruits)
    they had grammar, Latin hammered into them
    gli hanno fatto entrare in testa la grammatica, il latino
    to hammer home a message, warning
    fare capire bene un messaggio, un avvertimento
  • 3 (criticize)
    criticare aspramente (government, policy, proposal)
    stroncare (book, film)

intransitive verb

  • 2 (pound)to hammer on o at
    battere a (door)
    (rain, hailstones)
    battere con forza contro (door, window)
    hailstones hammered against the window, on the roof
    i chicchi di grandine battevano contro la finestra, sul tetto


to go at it hammer and tongs

battersi con impeto o violentemente

Phrasal verbs

hammer away

[figurative] to hammer away at
(lobbyist, campaigners)
accanirsi contro (proposal, issue)
martellare, bersagliare (enemy position)
battere a (door)
strimpellare su (piano)
he's hammering away at his essay
ci sta dando dentro con il saggio

hammer down:

1 hammer down [something], hammer [something] down 2 hammer down 2.1
battere con forza su (roof)
2.2 (American English) [informal]

hammer in:

hammer in [something], hammer [something] in
conficcare a martellate

hammer out:

hammer out [something], hammer [something] out (negotiate)
raggiungere faticosamente, dopo lunghe trattative (agreement, policy, formula)
Definition of hammer in:
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