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parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
drum out, drum up
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of various hollow musical percussion instruments consisting of a cylindrical body covered at one or both ends by a tight membrane, and played by beating with sticks or the hands.
definition 2: a booming sound produced by or as if by a drum.
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definition 3: any of various cylindrical objects, such as certain barrels, spools, or machine parts.
definition 4: any of a number of fish, such as the drumfish, that emit a sound like that of a drum.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: drums, drumming, drummed
definition 1: to strike a drum.
definition 2: to strike or tap any surface repeatedly, as with the fingers.
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knock, tap
definition 3: to make a booming drumlike sound.
The engine drummed monotonously.
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part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to play (a piece of music) by striking a drum.
definition 2: to signal or summon by striking a drum.
definition 3: to force someone to learn or accept (something) by continual repetition.
He drummed the answers into me.
similar words:
din, pound
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phrase: drum out
phrase: drum up
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  instrument, music