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"pow" in British English

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powexclamation

uk   us   /paʊ/ informal
(​especially in children's cartoons) a word that ​represents the ​noise of an ​explosion or a ​gun being ​shot: When I ​shout "Pow!" that ​means I've ​shot you and you have to ​pretend to be ​dead.

POWnoun [C]

(UK also PoW) uk   /ˌpiː.əʊˈdʌb.l̩.juː/  us   /-oʊ-/
abbreviation for prisoner of war : He was a POW during the Vietnam ​war. a POW ​camp
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"pow" in American English

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powexclamation

 us   /pɑʊ/
(a word ​representing) a ​suddenloudnoise, as that of an ​explosion or of a ​gun being ​fired: All of a ​sudden we ​heard pow! pow! pow! – like ​shots being ​fired.

POWnoun [C]

abbreviation for prisoner of war
(Definition of pow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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