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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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The purpose of the shear pin is to prevent damage to the wing pin by breaking and releasing the slide hammer from the shaft if too much force is imparted on it during hammering.
Distributed by Rimrock Corp., Columbus, Ohio, the swingmaster sm3 comes equipped with its integrated corecracker--the hammering unit that combines the decoring machine and hammer station equipment into one design.
When they uncover the best boulders, the stone workers crack them open using a set of hammering stones, sometimes also relying on the heat of a fire to weaken the boulders.
After a high school career as a hurdler, Mahon began hammering in 1992 during her freshman year at the University of Vermont.
This attitude is consistent from the initial pages of the book, where nature stops to pay homage to the infant John Henry, to the foreman's soliloquy on dynamiting and tunnel-making, and finally to John Henry's climatic hammering through the mountainside.
Some people find that steel-handled hammers make their elbows sore after long periods of hammering. With that in mind, some designs claim to dramatically reduce vibration.