Meaning of DRUM in English

DRUM

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

drum 'n' bass

drum kit

drum machine

drum major

drum majorette

drum roll

a drum roll

drum up/rally support (= get people’s support by making an effort )

Both sides have been drumming up support through the internet.

litre bottle/drum/container etc

a litre bottle of wine

snare drum

steel drum

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

bass

Literally everything in the room starts vibrating to the beat of the bass drum .

Something almost mystically, er, right, about guitar, bass and drums and nothing else.

Guitar, bass , drums and vocals.

The bass drum beats and the parade sets off as one to march twice past the Inspecting Officer.

My heart was doing its usual bass drum act as we drew in.

■ NOUN

beat

And perhaps the drum beat had been the noise which had excited Scathach.

Again the drum beat , the great axe swirling in the sunlight.

There was the slight sound, a light and muffled drum beat .

The Christmas period is highly charged, perhaps because you sense the drum beat of change in 1993.

kit

At the song's end, he casually tosses his guitar over his shoulder and into the drum kit .

Recently, Shields' college buddy Dave Harrison stepped in behind the drum kit to complete the lineup.

A multi-million pound industry in its own right, it cost 3 guitars and a drum kit to commence business.

machine

The equipment used is much the same; the same drum machines as then.

Unplug the drum machine and do us all a favour.

T: It sounds like he only knows one programme on the drum machine .

Fanshawe uses his as drum machine , confessor weight-training apparatus.

We strap on the goggles and headphones which are wired up to what looks like a drum machine .

Keyboards, drum machines and mikes filled most of the available space.

They go about this by jumping up and down a lot and cranking the drum machine up to unfeasible volumes.

I never replace a drummer with a drum machine straight away, unless it's absolutely necessary.

oil

An oil drum was kicked away, rolling and crashing into the wall beside her.

She can transform oil drums , exhaust pipes and car wheels into fine musical instruments.

There was a field just behind it containing red and white poles and some painted oil drums .

The body is floating in an oil drum in Dumbfoundling Bay, legs sawed off.

They tipped the contents of one oil drum into the car and threw in a burning rag.

His dock was strewn with beer cans, oil drums , fishing nets.

The instruments are made of old oil drums , and after months of practice, they've given their first concert.

The piste, marked by oil drums , was completely out of sight, over a mile away to the north.

pattern

I mean, during the verse of Symphony the kick drum pattern and bass line are totally locked.

Program the drum pattern for practising this transcription and if you have a sequencer, program the chords as well.

roll

And then, with a final drum roll , it was all over.

Mickey Dolenz, part of the 1960s band the Monkees, will lead the drum roll .

Next came a drum roll , followed by a wave and a thumbs-up sign from the newly-weds.

The pre-recorded drum roll sounds and the sequined curtain flies up.

One boy, a child, begins a steady drum roll .

Starting lineup for the two-time defending world champion Houston Rockets recently has been, drum roll , please....

Nothing obscures the outlines of an orchestral passage more than a drum roll on an unrelated note.

snare

He didn't understand that it was in four and that the snare drum was on beats two and four.

The Shumens will be taking two snare drums .

The electronic click startled him, as if it were the beat of a snare drum .

steel

A row of corroded steel drums caught her eye but she quickly discounted them.

■ VERB

bang

Recruiters banged at their drums , yet crowds of young men filled the streets, unmoved and unresponsive.

During the day I sit banging my drum and watching good actors singing my words.

Since then, excited activists have been roaming the streets, banging drums and chanting.

They are reinforced by beaters on foot banging drums and gongs.

They were all empty, but rows of Moi females were seated along the other walls, banging the gongs and drums .

hear

Now, when Tallis listened hard, she could hear a drum being beaten as a warning.

Either she could hear jungle drums or the beating of her own heart.

We were quite near home when I heard a noise of drums from a side-street.

play

My heart started playing drums again.

In high school, he also learned to play the drums , piano and cornet.

Ringo Starr played drums in the two-song encore.

He was like the band conductor who never wanted to play the drums again.

Joe Donald played the drums and William and Nellie Addison who were brother and sister played violin and piano.

Cesia Gurrola plays piano and drums and wants to be a lifeguard or teacher.

He plays the drums , and races at high speed over the hills on a mountain bike.

Charming, enigmatic Paul Elia balances melody and rhythm, singing as well as playing drums .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a 50-gallon drum of paint thinner

a snare drum

The rear brake drums on the car need replacing.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

An oil drum was kicked away, rolling and crashing into the wall beside her.

Faster and faster spun the wheels of light, and the throbbing of the drums accelerated with them.

I rotated the nails so that a cheese paring of wax was scoured from the surface of the drum .

One beat on an hourglass-shaped drum , while the other clashed large cymbals.

Place on the cake drum next to the paintbox.

The cap is retained in the unit and used to reseal the drum .

The equipment used is much the same; the same drum machines as then.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

home

Instead of blaming one partner we should drum home the essential message that parents have equal responsibilities.

To help them identify the danger signs an information booklet will be made available and press ads will drum home the message.

on

Rufus Reid on bass and Lewis again on drums .

Brandon Ross, electric guitar, and Toby Williams on drums .

out

You normally get drummed out if you disgrace yourself.

She used to be an Ugly Sister, but got drummed out for over-enthusiasm.

up

He hopes to drum up the support of sympathetic congressmen who blame the law for high fares.

It should also drum up more work for a profession that has been badly hit by the recession.

They bought a truck and proceeded to drum up business.

Cheltenham &038; Gloucester and the Yorkshire are taking the discount route to drum up business.

In both instances, the Sacred Heart staff failed to drum up behind-the-scenes support before their appeals.

All the shopkeepers there have chipped in and hired a promo agency to drum up Christmas trade.

■ NOUN

business

Cheltenham &038; Gloucester and the Yorkshire are taking the discount route to drum up business .

They bought a truck and proceeded to drum up business .

Now Argyll plans to drum up more business with in-store dry cleaners and post offices.

message

Instead of blaming one partner we should drum home the essential message that parents have equal responsibilities.

To help them identify the danger signs an information booklet will be made available and press ads will drum home the message .

rain

They could hear the rain drumming against the windows.

The rain that drummed on the phone-box roof.

For a while we sat listening to the rain drumming on the roof.

support

He hopes to drum up the support of sympathetic congressmen who blame the law for high fares.

Both sides have been drumming up support through the internet and the mosques.

The lobbyists' job was to drum up support among rank-and-file lawmakers-a majority of whom had just voted for it.

There are only certain ways, it seems, you can drum up support .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Rain drummed on the windows.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He drums his fingers on the chairback as he passes.

He could hear her drumming the desktop with her fingers, waiting for him to put the cover on the typewriter.

He hopes to drum up the support of sympathetic congressmen who blame the law for high fares.

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