Rammed
Ram Ram, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rammed} (r[a^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Ramming}.] 1. To butt or strike against; to drive a ram against or through; to thrust or drive with violence; to force in; to drive together; to cram; as, to ram an enemy's vessel; to ram piles, cartridges, etc. [1913 Webster]

[They] rammed me in with foul shirts, and smocks, socks, foul stockings, greasy napkins. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To fill or compact by pounding or driving. [1913 Webster]

A ditch . . . was filled with some sound materials, and rammed to make the foundation solid. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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