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verb British English pronunciation: mount /maʊnt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theymount
he/she/itmounts
present participlemounting
past tensemounted
past participlemounted
  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

    We are mounting a campaign to recruit more volunteers.

    Government forces have mounted an attack on a rebel base.

  3. 3
    [transitive] [often passive] to fix something firmly in a particular place or position

    I spotted a machine gun mounted on the roof.

    1. a.
      to fix a picture, photograph etc onto a piece of stiff paper

      Each photograph is mounted on a cardboard backing.

  4. 5
    [transitive] formal to go up stairs, or to climb up somewhere

    He mounted the steps to receive his award.

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