Synonyms of drum in English:

drum


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noun

1‘the steady drum of raindrops’

SYNONYMS
beat, rhythm, patter, tap, chatter, pounding, thump, thumping, thud, thudding, rattle, rattling, pitter-patter, rat-a-tat, pit-a-pat, thrum, tattoo, vibration, throb, throbbing, pulsation
archaic bicker, clacket

2‘a drum of radioactive waste’

SYNONYMS
canister, barrel, cylinder, tank, bin, can
container, receptacle, holder, vessel, repository

verb

1‘she drummed her fingers on the desktop’

SYNONYMS
tap, beat, rap, knock, strike, thud, thump, hit
tattoo, thrum

2‘an unwritten law which was drummed into us at school’

SYNONYMS
instil, drive, drive home, din, hammer, drill, drub, implant, ingrain, inculcate
teach over and over again, indoctrinate, brainwash

Phrases

    drum something up

    ‘he was drumming up business for his new investment company’


    SYNONYMS
    round up, gather, collect
    summon, obtain, get, attract
    canvass, solicit, petition, bid for
    drum someone out

    ‘he was drummed out of office’


    SYNONYMS
    expel from, dismiss from, discharge from, throw out of, oust from
    drive out of, get rid of, thrust out of, push out of
    exclude from, banish from
    cashier
    informal give someone the boot, boot out, kick out, give someone their marching orders, give someone the bullet, give someone the push, show someone the door, send packing