hammer

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hammer is part of the Basic English 850.

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Singular
hammer

Plural
hammers

A hammer
  1. (countable) A hammer is a heavy tool for pushing a nail into wood.
    When you have only a hammer, all things seem like nails.
  2. (countable) A hammer is a moving part of a gun that hits the firing pin to make the gun fire.


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Plain form
hammer

Third-person singular
hammers

Past tense
hammered

Past participle
hammered

Present participle
hammering

  1. If you hammer something, you push a nail into wood using a hammer.
    He hammered so hard that the building moved a little.

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