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drum

Synonyms of drum in English:

noun

  • 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
    1
    he was running the organization into the ground, until the other members drummed him out
    expel, dismiss, throw out, oust;
    drive out, get rid of;
    exclude, banish
    informal give someone the boot, boot out, kick out, give someone their marching orders, show someone the door, send packing
    drum up
    2
    leaflets were distributed in hopes of drumming up support for the campaign
    round up, gather, collect;
    summon, attract;
    canvass, solicit, petition
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