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English definition of “pound”

pound

verb [I or T]     /paʊnd/
B2 to hit or beat repeatedly with a lot of force , or to crush something by hitting it repeatedly : I could feel my heart pounding as I went on stage to collect the prize . Nearly 50 people are still missing after the storm pounded the coast . The city was pounded to rubble during the war . He pounded on the door demanding to be let in. She was pounding away on her typewriter until four in the morning .Squeezing and grindingHitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
(Definition of pound verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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