Synonyms of pound in English

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pound1


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verb

1‘the two bigger men pounded him with their fists’

SYNONYMS
beat, strike, hit, batter, thump, pummel, punch, rain blows on, belabour, hammer, thrash, set on, tear into, weigh into, bang, crack, drub, welt, thwack
informal bash, clobber, wallop, beat the living daylights out of, give someone a hiding, give someone a good hiding, whack, biff, bop, lay into, pitch into, lace into, let someone have it, knock into the middle of next week, sock, lam, whomp
British informal stick one on, slosh
North American informal boff, bust, slug, light into, whale
Australian, New Zealand informal dong, quilt
literary smite, swinge

2‘40ft waves pounded the seafront’

SYNONYMS
beat against, crash against, batter, dash against, crack against, crack into, lash, strike, hit, buffet

3‘US gunships pounded the capital’

SYNONYMS
bombard, bomb, shell, blitz, strafe, torpedo, pepper, fire on, attack
archaic cannonade

4‘pound the cloves with salt and pepper until smooth’

SYNONYMS
crush, grind, pulverize, beat, mill, pestle, mash, pulp, bruise, powder, granulate
technical triturate, comminute
archaic bray, levigate
rare kibble

5‘I heard him pounding along the gangway’

SYNONYMS
run heavily, walk heavily, stomp, lumber, clomp, clump, tramp, trudge
thunder
Scottish, Northern Irish sprauchle
North American tromp

6‘she leaned weakly against the door, her heart pounding’

SYNONYMS
throb, thump, thud, hammer, pulsate, pulse, pump, palpitate, race, beat heavily, go pit-a-pat, pitter-patter, vibrate, drum
literary pant, thrill
rare quop

Synonyms of pound in English

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pound2


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noun

1‘every Christmas she sent the girls ten pounds each’

SYNONYMS
pound sterling, £
British informal quid, smacker, smackeroo, nicker, oner, oncer
British historical sovereign

Synonyms of pound in English

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pound3


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noun

1‘the dog ended up in the local pound’

SYNONYMS
enclosure, compound, pen, yard
British greenyard
historical pinfold