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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References in classic literature ?
But still I acknowledge that I am perplexed when I hear the voices of Thrasymachus and myriads of others dinning in my ears; and, on the other hand, I have never yet heard the superiority of justice to injustice maintained by any one in a satisfactory way.