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pound1

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  • 1 the two bigger men pounded him with their fists
    informal bash, clobber, wallop, beat the living daylights out of, give someone a (good) hiding, whack, biff, bop, lay into, pitch into, lace into, let someone have it, knock into the middle of next week, sock, lam, whomp
    British informal stick one on, slosh
    North American informal boff, bust, slug, light into, whale
    Australian/New Zealand informal dong, quilt
    literary smite, swinge
  • 2 40ft waves pounded the seafront
    beat against, crash against, batter, dash against, crack into/against, lash, strike, hit, buffet
  • 3 US gunships pounded the capital
    bombard, bomb, shell, blitz, strafe, torpedo, pepper, fire on, attack
    archaic cannonade
  • 4 pound the cloves with salt and pepper until smooth
    technical triturate, comminute
    archaic bray, levigate
    rare kibble
  • 5 I heard him pounding along the gangway
    walk/run heavily, stomp, lumber, clomp, clump, tramp, trudge;
    thunder;
    North American tromp
  • 6 she leaned weakly against the door, her heart pounding
    throb, thump, thud, hammer, pulsate, pulse, pump, palpitate, race, beat heavily, go pit-a-pat, pitter-patter, vibrate, drum
    literary pant, thrill
    rare quop
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    pound2

    noun

  • every Christmas she sent the girls ten pounds each
    British informal quid, smacker, smackeroo, nicker, oner, oncer
    British historical sovereign
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    pound3

    noun

  • the dog ended up in the local pound
    enclosure, compound, pen, yard;
    British greenyard
    historical pinfold
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