Synonyms of drum in English:



  • 1 the beat of a drum
    percussion instrument; bongo, tom-tom, snare drum, kettledrum, bodhrán
    historical tambour
  • 2 the steady drum of raindrops
    beat, rhythm, patter, tap, pounding, thump, thud, rattle, pitter-patter, pit-a-pat, rat-a-tat, thrum
  • 3 a drum of radioactive waste
    canister, barrel, cylinder, tank, bin, can; container
  • verb

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  • 1 she drummed her fingers on the desk
    tap, beat, rap, thud, thump; tattoo, thrum
  • 2 the rules were drummed into us at school
    instill, drive, din, hammer, drill, implant, ingrain, inculcate
  • Phrases

    drum out of

    he was running the organization into the ground, until the other members drummed him outexpeldismissthrow outoustdrive outget rid ofexcludebanish informalgive someone the bootboot outkick outgive someone their marching ordersshow someone the doorsend packing

    drum up

    leaflets were distributed in hopes of drumming up support for the campaignround upgathercollectsummonattractcanvasssolicitpetition

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    Word of the day dinkum
    Pronunciation: ˈdiNGkəm
    (of an article or person) genuine