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Noun
The basic monetary unit of the UK, equal to 100 pence
“So far, the materials I have bought have all cost roughly a pound each.”
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(US) The hash symbol
“Using the letters on the phone pad, spell your party's last name and press the pound key.”
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A unit of weight equivalent to a pound
“Today, you can find ultraportable laptops that weigh as little as a pound.”
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A place where animals are kept, especially stray animals
“We still have people that approach us and tell us that they were motivated to adopt a dog from the pound after hearing us extol the virtues of shelter mutts.”
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A hard, and sometimes repeated, strike or hit
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“There was another loud pound on the door, and I heard the wood crack around the deadbolt.”
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The regular throbbing of the heart, an artery etc.
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A building in which people are legally held as a punishment for a crime they have committed or while awaiting trial
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A large farm building used for storing grain, hay, or straw or for housing livestock
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Dog lodging
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Acronym of solitary confinement unit
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A former Middle Eastern and North African unit of dry weight, usually between 1–5 pounds (0.5–2.5 kg)
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Prolongation of a sound
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The meeting of fists as a social gesture, equivalent to a high-five
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To strike or hit heavily, and sometimes repeatedly
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“She narrowed her eyes and turned to the door, wanting to pound whoever was out there.”
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To direct something with great force
“The tennis player was known for his forceful serves and would regularly pound the ball straight down the line against his helpless opponents.”
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To crush into fine particles
“Using a mortar and pestle, pound the white peppercorns, cilantro roots, and garlic cloves into a thick paste, adding each ingredient one at a time.”
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To walk or run with heavy steps
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“I could hear ten pairs of heavy feet pound past me as Julius yanked me up.”
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To beat or throb with a strong regular rhythm
“His heart began to pound loudly in his ears as the woman perused his features blankly.”
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To make a loud, deep, resonant sound
“The drums began to pound in the distance.”
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To crash against a surface with force
“The area becomes deserted, bleak and exposed with the openness of the area exacerbating winds and storms which pound the seafront.”
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To bombard with bombs, projectiles or artillery
“A typical combat strategy was to pound the enemy with artillery fire and then order the infantry to charge.”
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To defeat heavily in a contest
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To come, go, or move somewhere rapidly or in a forceful way
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To walk at a steady speed, especially without a particular destination and as an expression of anxiety or annoyance
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To be, or cause to be, painful
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To keep watch over (an area) by regularly walking or travelling around it
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Make a point strongly
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To reduce in size by compressing
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Enclose or separate an area with a fence
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To sweep or splash in a particular direction
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Grind down
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To form or forge with a hammer
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Mix by pressing
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Dwell on
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To move somewhere in a slow and steady way
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To apply great and continuous effort
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