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Meaning of drum

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  drum
      n 1: a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a
           hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
           [syn: {drum}, {membranophone}, {tympan}]
      2: the sound of a drum; "he could hear the drums before he heard
         the fifes"
      3: a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends [syn:
         {barrel}, {drum}]
      4: a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of
         liquids [syn: {drum}, {metal drum}]
      5: a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms
         part of the brakes [syn: {brake drum}, {drum}]
      6: small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of
         shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise
         [syn: {drum}, {drumfish}]
      v 1: make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the
           windshield"; "The drums beat all night" [syn: {drum},
           {beat}, {thrum}]
      2: play a percussion instrument
      3: study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my
         Latin verbs before the final exam" [syn: {cram}, {grind
         away}, {drum}, {bone up}, {swot}, {get up}, {mug up}, {swot
         up}, {bone}]


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