ram
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ramm; akin to Old High German ram Date: before 12th century 1. a. a male sheep b. capitalized Aries 2. a. battering ram b. a warship with a heavy beak at the prow for piercing an enemy ship 3. any of various guided pieces for exerting pressure or for driving or forcing something by impact: as a. the plunger of a hydrostatic press or force pump b. the weight that strikes the blow in a pile driver II. verb (rammed; ramming) Etymology: Middle English rammen, probably from ram, noun Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to strike with violence ; crash 2. to move with extreme rapidity transitive verb 1. to force in by or as if by driving 2. a. to make compact (as by pounding) b. cram, crowd 3. to force passage or acceptance of <
ram home an idea
>
4. to strike against violently • rammer noun

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