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ram

ram

 
pronunciation:
raem
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a male sheep.
A ram has horns that curve backward into a loop.
 
definition 2: any of a variety of implements or machine parts designed for driving, hammering, or crushing something by impact.
The attackers broke through the castle gate with a battering ram.
definition 3: a projection from the prow of a warship, used for battering or penetrating enemy vessels, or a warship bearing such a projection.
definition 4: a device using the energy generated by falling water to carry some of the water to a higher point; hydraulic ram.
definition 5: (usu. cap.) the constellation Aries.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: rammed, ramming, rams
definition 1: to push, drive, or force by or as if by heavy impact or pounding.
He rammed the wedge into the log with his hammer.
similar words:
hammer, jam
definition 2: to hit with great force.
The truck rammed the small car and sent it off the road.
similar words:
butt
definition 3: to force into a small or tight space; cram.
She rammed the mountain of books into her locker.He rammed the whole slice of pizza into his mouth.
similar words:
jam
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make a forceful impact (usu. fol. by into)
The speeding car rammed into a tree.
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derivation: rammer (n.)
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