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pound out

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phrasal verb [transitive] informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theypound out
he/she/itpounds out
present participlepounding out
past tensepounded out
past participlepounded out
  1. 1
    if you pound out a song, you play it loudly by hitting your instrument very hard

    Everyone sang as Mom pounded out the family favorites on the piano.

  2. 2
    American to do something in a very short period of time

    Some of these writers pound out three books a year.

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