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verb mount pronunciation in British English /maʊnt/
Word Forms
present tense
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. 3
    [transitive] [often passive] to fix something firmly in a particular place or position
  3. 4
    [intransitive/transitive] to get on a horse
  4. 5
    [transitive] formal to go up stairs, or to climb up somewhere

    He mounted the steps to receive his award.

  5. 6
    [transitive] if a male animal mounts a female animal, he climbs on her back in order to have sex
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