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Definition of ram verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ram
    he / she / it rams
    past simple rammed
    -ing form ramming
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  1. 1ram something (of a vehicle, a ship, etc.) to drive into or hit another vehicle, ship, etc. with force, sometimes deliberately Two passengers were injured when their taxi was rammed from behind by a bus.
  2. 2ram something + adv./prep. to push something somewhere with force She rammed the key into the lock. (figurative) The spending cuts had been rammed through Congress.
  3. Idioms
    force/thrust/ram something down somebody's throat (informal)
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    to try to force someone to listen to and accept your opinions in a way that they find annoying
    ram somethinghome
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    to emphasize an idea, argument, etc. very strongly to make sure people listen to it The ads are intended to ram home the dangers of drunk driving.
    Phrasal Verbsram into something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ram