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hammer / martillo
hammer   [ˈhæmər]
A. -noun
(=tool)   martillo (m)   (music)   macillo (m)
a. [of firearm]   percusor (m)
·the hammer and sickle
·el martillo y la hoz
·to come under the hammer
·ser subastado
b. to go at it hammer and tongs   *
(=argue)   discutir acaloradamente
(=fight)   luchar a brazo partido
(=work)   darle duro *
B. -transitive verb
1. [+nail]   clavar
[+metal]   martillar,   batir
·to hammer a post into the ground
·hincar un poste en el suelo a martillazos
·to hammer something into shape
[+metal]   forjar algo a martillazos   (figurative)
[+team etcetera]   forjar algo a golpes
·to hammer a point home
·remachar un punto
·to hammer something into somebody
(figurative)   meter algo en la cabeza de somebody, someone
2. *
(=defeat, thrash)   dar una paliza a *,   machacar *
C. -intransitive verb
·to hammer on or at a door
·dar golpes en or golpear una puerta
·to hammer away at
[+subject]   insistir con ahinco en,   machacar en
[+work]   trabajar asiduamente en
·to hammer away on the piano
·aporrear el piano
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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