din in(to) (someone)

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din in(to) (someone)

To ingrain something in someone through repetition. A noun or pronoun can be used between "din" and "in(to)." When your mother and I were kids, we learned the multiplication tables because our teacher dinned them into us.
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din something into someone

 and din something in
to repeat something over and over to someone. (As if one could "hammer" words into someone.) The teacher dinned it into her constantly, but it did no good. He dinned in the same message over and over.
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The very first step in this regard is to deconstruct every myth and misconception spread by these quarters to effectively counter the propaganda being dinned into us.
It's being dinned into us every day that we are now up to our necks in a different kind of war.
She made my brother, Peter, and me work half our holidays on the stall and dinned into us that everyone should be treated like royalty.
Says Matthew Cutler, 26, a British amateur cup-winner and ranking medalist: "Instead of `two people dancing as one,' which we get dinned into us for pro-ballroom competitions, it's a lot freer.
For years, nay generations, us women had it dinned into us that unless we practically dieted to death and kept ourselves young and beautiful, we'd never land a man.