- 1 (measure)you've lost a few poundshas adelgazado unos kilitosExample 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.
- 1.1(corn/spices)(dough)pound the millet down to a fine powdermacháquese el mijo hasta reducirlo a un polvo finoExample sentences1.2 he pounded the pavement looking for work
the waves pounded the wallpateó las calles en busca de trabajo [colloquial]1.3 (Military) mortars pounded the village to rubblelas olas batían contra el murolos 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.
- 1.1 (strike, beat) he pounded at the door/on the tablewaves pounded against the cliffsaporreó or golpeó la puerta/la mesahe was pounding away at the pianolas olas batían contra el acantiladothe music pounded away all nightestaba aporreando el piano1.2la música retumbó toda la noche(heart)latir con fuerza(sound)my head is poundingtengo la cabeza a punto de reventar or estallarme martillea la cabezaExample sentences1.3 (move) (+ adverb complement) the trucks pounded past
I could hear his feet pounding down the corridorlos camiones pasaban retumbandooía sus pesados pasos por el pasilloExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- (enclosure — for cars)(— for dogs)Example sentences
- Aided by a donkey sanctuary welfare officer, he followed a trail that led him to animal pounds and fields in remote areas in the black of night.
- It is the animal pound's word against the neighbor's, and although I am guilty of not following the by-law, I hardly think that I deserve the heartache this has caused me.
- I couldn't put other people's animals in the pound.
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Opus Dei - Latin for "God's Work" - is a Catholic organization founded in Spain in 1928. The Opus became very influential in Spanish society, above all by founding schools and universities. The aim was to create an élite which would spread Christian ideals throughout society. The University of Navarre is one of its foremost institutions.