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pound away at sth/sb

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with pound   /paʊnd/ us  
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.
Translations of “pound away at sth/sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 指責,批評, 勸說, 對…施加壓力…
in Chinese (Simplified) 指责,批评, 劝说, 对…施加压力…
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