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"mount" in British English

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mountverb

uk   /maʊnt/ us   /maʊnt/
  • mount verb (FIX)

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

uk   /maʊnt/ us   /maʊnt/
  • mount noun [C] (HORSE)

formal a horse: an excellent mount for a child

Mountnoun

uk   /maʊnt/ us   /maʊnt/ written abbreviation Mt
used as part of the name of a mountain: Mount Everest Mount Hood
(Definition of mount from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mount" in American English

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mountverb

us   /mɑʊnt/
  • 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.

Mountnoun [U]

us   /mɑʊnt/ abbreviation Mt.
(used esp. as part of the name of a place) a high hill or mountain: Mount Saint Helens Mt. Fuji
(Definition of mount from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mount" in Business English

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mountverb [I]

uk   /maʊnt/ us  
to gradually increase, rise, or get bigger: The pressure is mounting on the policy makers to reach a decision.
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(Definition of mount from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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