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Definition of drum verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they drum
    he / she / it drums
    past simple drummed
    -ing form drumming
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  1. 1[intransitive] to play a drum
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] drum (something) on something to make a sound by hitting a surface again and again Impatiently, he drummed his fingers on the table.
  3. Idioms
    drum something into somebody's head
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    = drum something into somebody
    Phrasal Verbsdrum something into somebodydrum somebody out (of something)drum somethingup
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: drum