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Dictionary definition for: Pound

1. (v) hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker" "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"

2. (n) 16 ounces; "he tried to lift 100 pounds"

3. (v) strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer" "pound on the door"

4. (n) the basic unit of money in Great Britain; equal to 100 pence

5. (n) the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters

6. (v) move heavily or clumsily; "The heavy man lumbered across the room"

7. (n) the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters

8. (v) move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"

9. (n) the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters

10. (v) partition off into compartments; "The locks pound the water of the canal"

11. (n) formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence

12. (v) shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; "The prisoners are safely pounded"

13. (n) the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters

14. (v) place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don''t stray"

15. (n) the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents

16. (v) break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; "pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"

17. (n) a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec

18. (n) United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)

19. (n) a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; "unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound"

20. (n) the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows) "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard" "the pounding of feet on the hallway"

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