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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Drum, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drummed p. pr. & vb. n. Drumming.]
 1. To beat a drum with sticks; to beat or play a tune on a drum.
 2. To beat with the fingers, as with drumsticks; to beat with a rapid succession of strokes; to make a noise like that of a beaten drum; as, the ruffed grouse drums with his wings.
    Drumming with his fingers on the arm of his chair.   --W. Irving.
 3. To throb, as the heart. [R.]
 4. To go about, as a drummer does, to gather recruits, to draw or secure partisans, customers, etc,; -- with for.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a
           hollow cylinder with a membrane stretch across each end
           [syn: 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]
      4: a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage
         of liquids [syn: metal drum]
      5: a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms
         part of the brakes [syn: brake drum]
      6: small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes
         of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming
         noise [syn: drumfish]
      v 1: make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the
           windshield"; "The drums beat all night" [syn: 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, bone up, swot, get up, mug up, swot up, bone]
      [also: drumming, drummed]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See drum