Synonyms of drum in English:

drum


See definition of drum

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 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

    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