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hammer

1. slang To attack (someone) relentlessly and aggressively. Their offense has been hammering the opposition all game long. The enemy has been hammering us with bombardments for two days straight.
2. slang To defeat (someone) very thoroughly or decisively. They ended up hammering the other team 45–10.
3. slang In cycling, to pedal very quickly and aggressively, especially in higher gears. I hammered for the last two hours to Lyon in an attempt to make up lost time.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hammer

n. the accelerator of a vehicle. She pressed down the hammer, and off they went.

hammered

mod. alcohol intoxicated. Man, old Fred was really hammered.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Anyone with information about the missing Mercedes 430 cab and trailer, which is yellow and has the company name SP Hammerer in black letters on the side, is asked to phone PC Lowden on 01788 541 111 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Carroll compares Judah Maccabee with the Scottish hero, William Wallace (represented in Mel Gibson's movie Braveheart): No hero of history comes nearer king like William Wallace than Judas the Hammerer. His ilk, even as told by his enemies, and particularly the account by the Jewish historians, surpasses anything in history, showing the heroic force of a man fighting for his religion and his country.
Nothing will wake Martial the light sleeper, nor the hammerer of gold dust he complained of, the sleepy huckster of matches to schoolmasters who hammered the day's first lesson home.