ram ( rams plural & 3rd person present) ( ramming present participle) ( rammed past tense & past participle )
1 verb If a vehicle rams something such as another vehicle, it crashes into it with a lot of force, usually deliberately.
The thieves fled, ramming the policeman's car... V n
2 verb If you ram something somewhere, you push it there with great force.
He rammed the key into the lock and kicked the front door open. V n adv/prep
3 n-count A ram is an adult male sheep.
5 If something rams home a message or a point, it makes it clear in a way that is very forceful and that people are likely to listen to.
ram sth home phrase V inflects The report by Marks & Spencer's chairman will ram this point home... →
to ram something down someone's throat →
battering ram ( battering rams plural ) , battering-ram A battering ram is a long heavy piece of wood that is used to knock down the locked doors of buildings. n-count
They got a battering ram to smash down the door.
RAM RAM is the part of a computer in which information is stored while you are using it. RAM is an abbreviation for `Random Access Memory'. (COMPUTING) n-uncount
...a PC with 256k RAM minimum...
ram-raid ( ram-raids plural & 3rd person present) ( ram-raiding present participle) ( ram-raided past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A ram-raid is the crime of using a car to drive into and break a shop window in order to steal things from the shop.
A shop in Station Road was the target of a ram-raid early yesterday.
2 verb If people ram-raid, they use a car to drive into and break a shop window in order to steal things from the shop.
The kids who are joyriding and ram-raiding are unemployed. V, Also V n
ram-raider ( ram-raiders plural) n-count
Ram-raiders smashed their way into a high-class store.