Meaning of DRUM in English

DRUM

/ drʌm; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

1.

a musical instrument made of a hollow round frame with plastic or skin stretched tightly across one or both ends. You play it by hitting it with sticks or with your hands :

a bass drum

Tony Cox on drums

to play the drums

a regular drum beat

2.

a large container for oil or chemicals, shaped like a cylinder :

a 50 gallon drum

an oil drum

3.

a thing shaped like a drum, especially part of a machine :

The mixture flows to a revolving drum where the water is filtered out.

IDIOMS

- beat / bang the drum (for sb/sth)

■ verb ( -mm- )

1.

[ v ] to play a drum

2.

drum (sth) on sth to make a sound by hitting a surface again and again :

[ vn ]

Impatiently, he drummed his fingers on the table.

[also v ]

IDIOMS

- drum sth into sb's head

PHRASAL VERBS

- drum sth into sb

- drum sb out (of sth)

- drum sth up

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : from Middle Dutch or Low German tromme , of imitative origin.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.