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  • the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
    • the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard
    • the pounding of feet on the hallway
  • a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs
    • unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound
  • a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain)
  • United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)
  • a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec
  • the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents
  • the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
  • formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
  • the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
  • the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters
  • the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters
  • a unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy
  • the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence
  • 16 ounces avoirdupois
    • he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds
  • break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle
    • pound the roots with a heavy flat stone
  • place or shut up in a pound
    • pound the cows so they don't stray
  • shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits
    • The prisoners are safely pounded
  • partition off into compartments
    • The locks pound the water of the canal
  • move rhythmically
    • Her heart was beating fast
  • move heavily or clumsily
    • The heavy man lumbered across the room
  • strike or drive against with a heavy impact
    • ram the gate with a sledgehammer
    • pound on the door
  • hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument
    • the salesman pounded the door knocker
    • a bible-thumping Southern Baptist
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