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verb mount pronunciation in American English /maʊnt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theymount
he/she/itmounts
present participlemounting
past tensemounted
past participlemounted
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] if a particular feeling mounts, it gets stronger over a period of time

    Tension continues to mount between the two parties.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to prepare for and begin an activity or event
    mount an exhibition:

    The gallery has just mounted an exhibition of her work.

  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to get on a horse
  4. 4
    [transitive] formal to go up stairs, or to climb up somewhere

    He mounted the steps to receive his award.

  5. 5
    [transitive] [often passive] to attach something firmly in a particular place or position
    mount in:

    The diamonds are mounted in a gold setting.

    There was a display cabinet mounted on the wall.

  6. 6
    [transitive] if a male animal mounts a female animal, he climbs on her back in order to have sex
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