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verb pound pronunciation in American English /paʊnd/
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present tense
I/you/we/theypound
he/she/itpounds
present participlepounding
past tensepounded
past participlepounded
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to hit something several times with a lot of force

    I could hear them pounding on the door.

    1. a.
      to hit something hard many times so that it breaks into small pieces or becomes a smooth thick substance

      Pound the mixture into a coarse powder.

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  2. 2
    [intransitive] to walk or run with heavy and regular steps
    pound up/down/toward/across/along:

    She pounded down the hall to see what had happened.

  3. 4
    [transitive] to continuously attack a place with bombs or other large weapons for a long period of time

    Air force jets have been pounding rebel positions all day.

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