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Synonyms of drum in English:


  • 1 the steady drum of raindrops
  • 2 a drum of radioactive waste
    canister, barrel, cylinder, tank, bin, can;
    container, receptacle, holder, vessel, repository
  • verb

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  • 1 she drummed her fingers on the desktop
    tap, beat, rap, knock, strike, thud, thump, hit;
  • 2 an unwritten law which was drummed into us at school
    instil, drive, drive home, din, hammer, drill, drub, implant, ingrain, inculcate;
    teach over and over again, indoctrinate, brainwash
  • Phrases

    drum someone out
    he was drummed out of office
    drive out of, get rid of, thrust out of, push out of;
    Military  cashier
    drum something up
    he was drumming up business for his new investment company
    round up, gather, collect;
    summon, obtain, get, attract;
    canvass, solicit, petition, bid for

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    drummer, timpanist, percussionist player of drums
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