drum2 past tense and past participle drummed, present participle drumming
to play a drum
2 [intransitive and transitive]C
to make a sound similar to a drum by hitting a surface again and again:
I could hear the rain drumming against the windows.
Lisa drummed her fingers impatiently on the table.
to use repeated arguments or messages in order to make sure that people understand something:
An information booklet will be available and press advertisements will drum home the message.
drum something into somebodyphrasal verb
'Don't talk to strangers' is a message drummed into children.
drum somebody out of somethingphrasal verb
to force someone to leave an organization, place, or job:
He was drummed out of the army.