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

Translation of drum in German:

noun

  • 2in pl. (in jazz or pop)
    Schlagzeug, das
    (section of band etc.)
    Trommeln
    Pl.
  • 3
    (sound)
    Trommeln, das
  • 5
    (container for oil etc.)
    Fass, das
    drum of paint
    Farbenhobbock, der

intransitive verb -mm-

transitive verb -mm-

  • drum one's fingers on the desk
    mit den Fingern auf den Tisch trommeln

Phrasal verbs

drum into

transitive verb drum something into somebody
jemandem etwas einhämmern [colloquial] od. einbläuen
[colloquial]

drum out

transitive verb (Military)drum somebody out
jemanden austrommeln
[archaic]
[figurative]
jemanden [mit Schimpf und Schande] ausstoßen
he was drummed out of town
er wurde aus der Stadt gejagt

drum up

transitive verb (Military)
zusammentrommeln
[figurative] (Kunden, Unterstützung)
(Enthusiasmus)
zusammentrommeln
[colloquial] (Helfer, Anhänger)
(Geschäfte)

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