- 1 (measure)libra (feminine) (454 gramos)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.
machacar(dough)pound the millet down to a fine powder
trabajarmacháquese el mijo hasta reducirlo a un polvo finoExample sentences1.2 he pounded the pavement looking for work
pateó las calles en busca de trabajo [colloquial]the waves pounded the walllas olas batían contra el muro1.3 (Military) mortars pounded the village to rubblelos 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 tableaporreó or golpeó la puerta/la mesawaves pounded against the cliffslas olas batían contra el acantiladohe was pounding away at the pianoestaba aporreando el pianothe music pounded away all nightla música retumbó toda la noche1.2(heart)
latir con fuerza(sound)my head is pounding
retumbartengo la cabeza a punto de reventar or estallar
me martillea la cabezaExample sentences1.3 (move) (+ adverb complement) the trucks pounded past
los camiones pasaban retumbandoI could hear his feet pounding down the corridoroía 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) perrera (feminine)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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