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English definition of “mount”

mount

verb  /mɑʊnt/ us  

mount verb (GET ONTO)

[I/T] to get onto something: [T] The winners mounted the podium. [I] When the horses were saddled we mounted up and rode away.

mount verb (GO UP)

[T] to go up something: Reaching the porch, he mounted the steps.

mount verb (INCREASE)

[I] to increase, rise, or get bigger: Excitement mounted as the racers neared the finish. Watch what you eat, because those calories really mount up.

mount verb (ORGANIZE)

[T] to prepare and produce; to organize: He has the support needed to mount a successful campaign.

mount verb (ATTACH)

[T] to attach something to something else so that it can be seen: Don’s planning to mount these photographs.
(Definition of mount verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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