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mount

verb uk   /maʊnt/ us  

mount verb (INCREASE)

C2 [I] to gradually increase, rise, or get bigger: The children's excitement is mounting as Christmas gets nearer.
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mount verb (GET ON)

C2 [I or T] to get on a horse, bicycle, etc.. in order to ride: She mounted her horse and rode off.

mount verb (GO UP)

[T] to go up or onto: He mounted the platform and began to speak to the assembled crowd. formal Queen Elizabeth II mounted the throne (= became queen) in 1952.

mount verb (ORGANIZE)

C2 [T] to organize and begin an activity or event: to mount an attack/campaign/challenge/protest to mount an exhibition/display

mount verb (FIX)

C2 [T] to fix something on a wall, in a frame, etc., so that it can be looked at or used: The children's work has been mounted on cards and put up on the walls of the classroom. The CCTV camera is mounted above the main door.

mount verb (GUARD)

[T] to place someone on guard: Sentries are mounted outside the palace at all times.mount guard (on/over sb) to guard someone: Armed security officers are employed to mount guard over the president.
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mount

noun [C] uk   /maʊnt/ us  

mount noun [C] (HORSE)

formal a horse: an excellent mount for a child

mount noun [C] (FOR A PICTURE, ETC.)

something, such as a piece of card, that you put something on to show it: I'm looking for a piece of card I can use as a mount for this picture.
(Definition of mount verb, noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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