Drum Drum, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Drummed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drumming}.] 1. To beat a drum with sticks; to beat or play a tune on a drum. [1913 Webster]

2. To beat with the fingers, as with drumsticks; to beat with a rapid succession of strokes; to make a noise like that of a beaten drum; as, the ruffed grouse drums with his wings. [1913 Webster]

Drumming with his fingers on the arm of his chair. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

3. To throb, as the heart. [R.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. To go about, as a drummer does, to gather recruits, to draw or secure partisans, customers, etc,; -- with for. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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