hammer out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hammer out discuss vehemently in order to reach a solution or an agreement "The leaders of the various Middle Eastern countries are trying to hammer out a peace agreement"
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Quotations

  • Charles Browder
    Charles Browder
    “The good ideas are all hammered out in agony by individuals, not spewed out by groups.”
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
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    “Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.”

Usage

In literature:

It seems little to us, who know that we can speak or whisper, hammer our words together, or drawl them out.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
Together we hammered out questions of art and economics, and planned new plays.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Even as the hammer fell and the spark set the powder sizzling in the pan, White Bear thrust his hand out.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
One end of the stanchions is hammered flat and drilled out.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
With the hammer which she secretly fetched from home she hacked the out-cropping lode in different directions.
"The Trail of a Sourdough" by May Kellogg Sullivan
Prompted by blind fury, the great fist of the man shot out, hammer-like, and Clayton crumpled at his feet.
"A Breath of Prairie and other stories" by Will Lillibridge
A great deal of hammering went on, but no one could find out what they were making.
"Soldiers of the Queen" by Harold Avery
On they came, steadily hammering out their measure with crisp precision.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
He let out a howl as the hammer struck unyieldingly.
"The Leech" by Phillips Barbee
It came to me that day across the waters of the bay, hammered slowly out by the swinging bells, with a tremendous sense of energy.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
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In poetry:

A ribald cuckoo clamoured,
And out of the copse the stroke
Of the iron axe that hammered
The iron heart of the oak.
"The Hill Pines Were Sighing" by Robert Seymour Bridges
Then listen to the ceaseless din
Of hammer, saw, and crane ;
And traffic passing out and in,
From alley, street, and lane.
"A Town" by Jane Taylor
And Trumbull, strong as hammered steel of old,
Stands boldly out in clear and high relief,--
A blade unbending worth a hilt of gold,--
He never failed his Chief.
"Arms And The Man - Heroes And Statesmen" by James Barron Hope
Thus grew the tale of Wonderland:
Thus slowly, one by one,
Its quaint events were hammered out—
And now the tale is done,
And home we steer, a merry crew,
Beneath the setting sun.
"All In The Golden Afternoon" by Lewis Carroll
But to insult, jibe, and quest, I've
Still the hideously suggestive
Trot that hammers out the unrelenting text,
And I hear it hard behind me
In what place soe'er I find me: —
"'Sure to catch you sooner or later. Who's the next?"
"The Undertaker's Horse.." by Rudyard Kipling
All the whales in the wider deeps, hot are they, as they urge
on and on, and dive beneath the icebergs.
The right whales, the sperm-whales, the hammer-heads, the killers
there they blow, there they blow, hot wild white breath out of
the sea!
"Whales Weep Not!" by D H Lawrence

In news:

Medical-marijuana advocates and government representatives on Monday hammered out the final details of proposed new rules that would give Colorado the most comprehensive seed-to-sale cannabis business regulations in the nation.
Sarah Hammer tried her best to ignore it, wanting desperately to shut the whole thing out of her mind.
This highlight set by Cleveland rapper Zel gets aggressive at times: Check out tough cuts like "Banana Clip Hammers," "Stray Shots 3," and "Spit Yo Game".
Raymond Moody of Milwaukee holds a sign outside Sen Herb Kohl's office in Milwaukee Monday while participating in a march to protect social services from cuts as lawmakers in Washington DC hammer out details of a budget compromise.
Senate leaders continued to hammer out details of a rescue plan for US automakers Tuesday, including limits on executive compensation and federal oversight of industry restructuring.
MADISON- Republicans in the state Senate say they're eager to start hammering out details for Wisconsin's budget.
Filmmaker Todd Solondz has hammered out an odd career by focusing his mostly satirical work on the darkness lurking just below the surface of suburban life.
PIFL in process of sorting out fallout from Panthers-Hammers end-of-the-game brawl.
Check out this snippet of MC Hammer rehearsing.
Shortly after Hurricane Sandy knocked out the power for millions of people in the Northeast, Gov Andrew Cuomo began hammering New York's utilities for their inadequate response to the disaster.
Way out in the nosebleed section of the universe, big gray Merkin Hospital was drilled, screwed and hammered into the bedrock of planet Earth.
Project specifics probably won't be hammered out until April.
Unlike traditional Christianity, there are no Mormon creeds, no paid clergy and no theologians who hammer out Mormon doctrine.
Rebels hammer ' pathetic ' Irvine both inside and out.
Going to need to hammer this out quick, as I've got a daily story then the ballgame tonight at the Convocation Center.
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In science:

Fµλ − [∂µ∂ν Fν λ − ∂λ∂ν Fν µ ] + Thus, the procedure which we carried out is the following: The Modified Bargmann-Wigner formalism → The AST field equations → The Weinberg-Tucker-Hammer approach.
Generalizations of the Dirac Equation and the Modified Bargmann-Wigner Formalism
For CFRS03.0645, we retrieved FORS slit spectra (Hammer et al. 2001) to compare systemic velocities of emission (Hβ , Hγ , [OII] and [OIII]) and absorption lines (CaII, H and K) and found no significant shifts between them, which makes the outflow hypothesis uncertain for this galaxy.
3D spectroscopy with VLT/GIRAFFE - II: Are Luminous Compact Galaxies merger remnants ?
Interestingly , it has being pointed out by Hammer et al. (2001) that this galaxy could be a possible progenitor of a dE.
3D spectroscopy with VLT/GIRAFFE - II: Are Luminous Compact Galaxies merger remnants ?
The continued planning for, and data analysis at, the Large Hadron Collider will depend on the very parton distributions being hammered out now.
Summary: Working Group on QCD and Strong Interactions
After the discovery of the mathematical formation of quantum mechanics in 1925-26, Niels Bohr, together with Heisenberg and others, hammered out the “Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum mechanics” which was to remain the dominant way to think about quantum mechanics for a long time.
Hidden Variables, Non Contextuality and Einstein-Locality in Quantum Mechanics
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