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Noun: pounding  pawn-ding
  1. Repeated heavy blows
    - buffeting
     
  2. An instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
    "he felt a pounding in his head";
    - throb, throbbing
     
  3. The act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
    "the pounding of feet on the hallway";
    - hammer, pound, hammering
Verb: pound  pawnd
  1. Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument
    "the salesman pounded the door knocker";
    - thump, poke
     
  2. Strike or drive against with a heavy impact
    "pound on the door";
    - ram, ram down
     
  3. Move heavily or clumsily
    "The heavy man pounded across the room";
    - lumber
     
  4. Move rhythmically
    "Her heart was pounding fast";
    - beat, thump
     
  5. Partition off into compartments
    "The locks pound the water of the canal";
    - pound off
     
  6. Shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits
    "The prisoners are safely pounded";
    - pound up
     
  7. Place or shut up in a pound
    "pound the cows so they don't stray";
    - impound
     
  8. Break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle
    "pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"

Derived forms: poundings

Type of: beat, blow, break up, bump, confine, fragment, fragmentise [Brit], fragmentize, heartbeat, hit, hold, move, partition, partition off, pulsation, pulse, restrain, thrust, walk

Encyclopedia: Pounding

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