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British English: /drʌm/
American English: /drəm/

Translation of drum in French:


also: drums plural noun

transitive verb

  • p prés etc -mm-
    to drum one's fingers/feet
    tambouriner des doigts/des pieds (on sur)
    to drum something into somebody [figurative]
    enfoncer quelque chose dans le crâne de quelqu'un [informal]

intransitive verb p prés etc -mm-

  • 1 (beat drum)
    jouer du tambour
  • 2 (make drumming sound)
    to drum on the table with one's fingers
    tambouriner sur la table avec les doigts


to beat the drum for something

faire du battage pour quelque chose

Phrasal verbs

drum home

drum [something] home
réussir à faire comprendre (lesson, point)
réussir à faire passer (message)

drum out

drum [somebody] out
expulser (person)

drum up

1 drum up [something]
trouver (business, custom, trade)
2 drum up [somebody]
racoler (clients, customers)
to drum up somebody's support for
obtenir le soutien de quelqu'un en faveur de (candidate, plan)
Definition of drum in:
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