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English definition of “pound”

pound

verb     /paʊnd/
HIT [I, T] B2 to hit something many times using a lot of force: Someone was pounding on the door.Hitting against objects accidentally and colliding
HEART [I] B2 If your heart pounds, it beats very quickly: My heart was pounding as I walked out onto the stage.The circulatory system and blood
pound along/down/up, etc to run somewhere with quick, loud steps: He pounded up the stairs.Moving quickly
(Definition of pound verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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