- 1 (measure) libra (feminine) ([ 454 gramos ]) you've lost a few pounds has adelgazado unos kilitosMore example sentences
- A short ton is the standard U.S. ton of 2,000 pounds and measures weight.
- Birth weight was recorded in pounds and ounces and converted into kilograms.
- Thus, using this value is a bit like rounding off your own weight to the nearest hundred pounds.
- 2 (currency) libra (feminine) Egyptian/Israeli pound libra egipcia/israelí (before noun/delante del nombre) a pound coin una moneda de (una) libra a ten-pound note (British English/inglés británico) un billete de diez libras
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 [corn/spices] machacar*; [garlic/chili] majar, machacar*; [dough] trabajar pound the millet down to a fine powder macháquese el mijo hasta reducirlo a un polvo finoMore example sentences1.2 [table/door] aporrear, golpear he pounded the pavement looking for work pateó las calles en busca de trabajo [colloquial/familiar] the waves pounded the wall las olas batían contra el muro 1.3 [Military/Militar] [defenses] batir, bombardear mortars pounded the village to rubble los morteros redujeron el pueblo a escombros
- They may have been part of a pre-Christian religious ritual or they may have been communal property in which corn or oats was pounded or ground.
- Writing, which ought to nurture and give shape to thought, is instead being used to pound it into a powder and then reconstitute it into gruel.
- Slowly add olive oil to loosen the paste as you pound it then add the rest of the cheese.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1.1 (strike, beat) aporrear, golpear he pounded at the door/on the table aporreó or golpeó la puerta/la mesa waves pounded against the cliffs las olas batían contra el acantilado he was pounding away at the piano estaba aporreando el piano the music pounded away all night la música retumbó toda la noche 1.2 [heart] palpitar, latir con fuerza; [sound] retumbar my head is pounding tengo la cabeza a punto de reventar or estallar, me martillea la cabezaMore example sentences1.3 (move) (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) the trucks pounded past los camiones pasaban retumbando I could hear his feet pounding down the corridor oía sus pesados pasos por el pasillo
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- His heart pounded quickly, beating out a fierce tattoo in his strong chest as he walked down the paths which wound and turned into dead ends.
- There are countless others including some recently written that would take very little to get the blood pounding and the heart throbbing.
- The man's eyes darted open as he glanced around the room for a moment, heart pounding and hand throbbing in sympathy with the memory.
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- They heard heavy footsteps pounding on the stone steps and they saw Matilda standing in front of them with her smile at its most evil.
- They could hear him running down the corridor, feet pounding along the steps.
- Heavy footsteps pounding down the thickly carpeted steps as Ethan entered the room, one of his endless flings hanging onto his arms.
- She narrowed her eyes and turned to the door, wanting to pound whoever was out there.
- This city has been pounded by artillery, by air strikes, by bombardment.
- A boat from the killer fleet had struck the reef out past the skerries and was being pounded to pieces by the pelting waves.