hammer (something) onto (something)

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hammer (something) onto (something)

To attach something onto something else by striking it repeatedly (not necessarily with an actual hammer). We need to hammer this board onto the frame.
See also: hammer
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hammer something onto something

 and hammer something on
to pound something onto something. I hammered the lid onto the paint can. She hammered on the lid very tightly.
See also: hammer
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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