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drum

2 verb
     
Related topics: Music, Colours and Sounds
drum2 past tense and past participle drummed, present participle drumming
1 [intransitive]APM 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.
3

drum something home

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 somebody

phrasal verb
to keep telling someone something until they cannot forget it:
'Don't talk to strangers' is a message drummed into children.

drum somebody out of something

phrasal verb
SSO to force someone to leave an organization, place, or job:
He was drummed out of the army.

drum something ↔ up

phrasal verb
to get support, interest, attention etc from people by making an effort:
He travelled throughout Latin America drumming up support for the confederation.
The organization is using the event to drum up business (=get more work and sales).

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