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pound 1

verb

  • 1 the two bigger men pounded him with their fists
    informalbash, 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 informalstick one on, slosh
    North American informalboff, bust, slug, light into, whale
    Australian/New Zealand informaldong, quilt
    literarysmite, 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
    archaiccannonade
  • 4 pound the cloves with salt and pepper until smooth
    technicaltriturate, comminute
    archaicbray, levigate
    rarekibble
  • 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
    literarypant, thrill
    rarequop
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    pound 2

    noun

  • every Christmas she sent the girls ten pounds each
    British informalquid, smacker, smackeroo, nicker, oner, oncer
    British historicalsovereign
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    pound 3

    noun

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