pound

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pound

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
pound

Plural
pounds

  1. (countable) A pound is a unit of currency used in Britain.
    Against the dollar, the pound fell by half a cent to $ 1.73.
  2. (countable) A pound is a unit of weight equal to 16 ounces or 0.454 kilograms.
    Since he stopped smoking, he has gained 20 pounds.

Verb[change]

Plain form
pound

Third-person singular
pounds

Past tense
pounded

Past participle
pounded

Present participle
pounding

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you pound something, you hit it hard.
    Grace pounded on the door. "Come out of there!"
    He pounded his hand against the desk and jumped up.
  2. (intransitive) If your head or heart is pounding, you can feel the blood moving through it.
    I ran and ran until my heart was pounding in my chest.
    After the party, my head was pounding and I had to lie down.
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