1. (to hit repeatedly with a hammer)
El herrero martilleaba la espada para darle forma.The forger hammered the sword to shape it.
2. (to beat)
¿Puedes bajar el volumen? La música me martillea los oídos.Can you turn down the volume? The music is pounding in my ears.
3. (to worry) intransitive verb
La idea de perder su fortuna le martilleaba la mente.The idea of losing his fortune tormented his mind.
4. (to hit repeatedly with a hammer)
Los vecinos están martilleando y no puedo dormir.The neighbors are hammering and I can't sleep.
1 (golpear) [+puerta] to hammer on; pound on [+piano] to pound away at; (machacar) to pound 2 (atormentar) to worry; torment
intransitive verb [+motor] to knock
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