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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Probably from RAM2

ram

1 verb
     
ram1 past tense and past participle rammed, present participle ramming
1 [intransitive and transitive] to run or drive into something very hard:
In the latest raid, thieves used his van to ram a police car.
ram into
He lost control of his truck and rammed into a van, killing two people.
2 [transitive always + adverb/preposition] to push something into a position, using great force:
First, you'll have to ram the posts into the ground.
I rammed my foot down on the brake.
3

ram something down somebody's throat

to try to make someone accept an idea or opinion by repeating it many times, especially when they are not interested
4

ram something home

to make sure someone fully understands something by emphasizing it and by providing a lot of examples, proof etc:
a police video ramming home the dangers of driving fast in fog

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