- 1Repeated and heavy striking or hitting of someone or something: the pounding of the surf on a sandy beachMore example sentences
- As the storm passed through our area, these heavy winds took a pounding on the Atlantic coast.
- But certainly the area south of the city today, we're told, taking a very heavy pounding indeed.
- She remembered waking up with heavy pounding on the door.
- 1.1Rhythmical beating or throbbing: all she could hear was the pounding of her heartMore example sentences
- The pounding in his head kept in time with the worry over his son, preventing him from drifting off again.
- He listened for breathing, but he could hear nothing over the pounding of his heart.
- I could hear nothing but the pounding of my protesting heart.
- 1.2 • informal A resounding defeat: the victory was badly needed after a 16-7 pounding at the hands of BrooklynMore example sentences
- That induced some sick looks on West faces, and well might they have dreaded having to return to the frozen tundra of western Ayrshire for another pounding.
take (or get) a pounding
- Be repeatedly hit or attacked: the town took a hell of pounding from the Luftwaffe • figurative technology stocks took a pounding in last week’s sharp correctionMore example sentences
- Russia's stock market has taken a pounding.
- By your third or fourth at-bat, your hand has taken a pounding.
- Most of the major buildings have taken a pounding.
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