Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Probably from RAM2


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.

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

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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