Definition of hammering noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    hammering

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈhæmərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæmərɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable, singular] the sound of somebody hitting something with a hammer or with their fists the sound of hammering from the next room They were interrupted by a hammering at the door.
  2. 2[countable, usually singular] (informal) an act of defeating or criticizing somebody severely Our team took a real hammering in the first half. The sales team will be in for a hammering when these figures come out.
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