Meaning of hammer out in English:

hammer out

Translate hammer out into Spanish

phrasal verb

hammer something out, hammer out something
  • 1Laboriously work out the details of a plan or agreement.

    ‘a deal was being hammered out with the Dutch museums’
    • ‘But the conditions are that the guerrillas call a ceasefire and cessation of hostilities - a non-starter as the rebels have always said a ceasefire could only be called after the details of a peace agreement had been hammered out.’
    • ‘Now, sources say that votes could come as early as next Wednesday in the House and Thursday in the Senate, when all the details are hammered out.’
    • ‘In the end, there was too much opposition from business and development interests, so the CIR was put on hold while the superstore plan was hammered out.’
    • ‘Further details will be hammered out at working-level talks in the near future.’
    • ‘In each case, it's not the solution they hammer out that matters; it's the process of hammering it out.’
    • ‘Each one thinking that the other is going to get some minor advantage by pulling some trick, and it just makes it hard to hammer this stuff out.’
    • ‘As a writer or producer, you find yourself trapped in the middle and at first, you want to tell them, ‘Hey… you guys hammer it out and let me know what the decision is.’’
    • ‘Scrap the Debate Commission and let the campaigns hammer it out between themselves each election.’
    • ‘The ministers will ask the officials to leave the room and hammer it out among themselves.’
    • ‘We finally hammered it out by the end of the summer.’
    thrash out, work out, agree on, sort out, decide on, bring about, effect, produce, broker, negotiate, reach an agreement on, come to terms about, come to a decision on, come to a satisfactory conclusion on, form a resolution about
  • 2Play a tune loudly or clumsily, especially on the piano.