Meaning of “pound away at sth/sb” in the English Dictionary

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"pound away at sth/sb" in British English

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pound away at sth/sb

phrasal verb with pound uk /paʊnd/ us /paʊnd/ verb [ I or T ]

to criticize something or try to get someone to do something:

The campaigners have promised to keep pounding away at the council until the decision to build the road is reversed.

(Definition of “pound away at sth/sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)