Definition of pounding in English:

pounding

Syllabification: pound·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈpoundiNG
 
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noun

  • 1Repeated and heavy striking or hitting of someone or something: the pounding of the surf on a sandy beach
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    • 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 heart
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    • 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 Brooklyn
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    • 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.

Phrases

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 correction
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  • 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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