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Definition of drum verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    drum

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//drʌm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//drʌm//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they drum
    BrE BrE//drʌm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//drʌm//
     
    he / she / it drums
    BrE BrE//drʌmz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//drʌmz//
     
    past simple drummed
    BrE BrE//drʌmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//drʌmd//
     
    past participle drummed
    BrE BrE//drʌmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//drʌmd//
     
    -ing form drumming
    BrE BrE//ˈdrʌmɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrʌmɪŋ//
     
     
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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. His fingers drummed on the door frame.
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Middle Dutch or Low German tromme, of imitative origin.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 American Dictionary entry: drum