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verb mount pronunciation in British English /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. 4
    [intransitive/transitive] to get on a horse
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  5. 5
    [transitive] formal to go up stairs, or to climb up somewhere
    He mounted the steps to receive his award.
  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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