hammer
Noun
1. (tool) 
a. el martillo (M) (sport) 
to come under the hammersalir a subasta
to go at it hammer and tongstener una acalorada discusión
the hammer and sicklela hoz y el martillo
transitive verb
2. (hit with hammer) 
a. martillear 
3. (hit with fist) 
a. dar puñetazos a 
to hammer a nail into somethingclavar un clavo en algo
to hammer homeremachar
she hammered home her advantagese aseguró su ventaja
4. (colloquial) 
a. dar una paliza a (defeat) 
b. machacar (Spain) 
hammer [ˈhæməʳ]
noun
(tool) martillo (m); (Mús) macillo (m); [of firearm] percusor (m)
the hammer and sickle el martillo y la hoz; to come under the hammer ser subastado
to go at it hammer and tongs (argue) discutir acaloradamente; (fight) luchar a brazo partido; (work) darle duro (informal)
transitive verb
1 [+nail] clavar; [+metal] martillar; batir
to hammer a post into the ground hincar un poste en el suelo a martillazos; to hammer sth into shape [+metal] forjar algo a martillazos; [+team etc] forjar algo a golpes; to hammer a point home remachar un punto; to hammer sth into sb meter algo en la cabeza de algn
2 (defeat, thrash) dar una paliza a (informal); machacar (informal)
intransitive verb
to hammer on or at a door dar golpes en or golpear una puerta; to hammer away at [+subject] insistir con ahinco en; machacar en; [+work] trabajar asiduamente en; to hammer away on the piano aporrear el piano
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