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pound

noun [C]  us   /pɑʊnd/

pound noun [C] (WEIGHT)

(abbreviation lb., symbol #) a unit of measurement of weight equal to 0.453 kilogram

pound noun [C] (PLACE)

a place where pets that are lost or not wanted are kept: We got this mutt at the pound.

pound noun [C] (MONEY)

(symbol £) the standard unit of money in the United Kingdom and some other countries

pound

verb [I/T]  us   /pɑʊnd/

pound verb [I/T] (HIT)

to hit repeatedly with force, or to crush by hitting repeatedly: [T] The speaker pounded his fists on the table. [I] Waves were pounding at the rocks. If your heart pounds, it beats very strongly: [I] My heart was still pounding after we nearly crashed on the Interstate.
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