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Noun
An act of physically or figuratively pounding or beating something or someone
“He ignored the pain, his full focus on the pounding of his fists against the four-inch-thick metal door.”
Noun
The act or condition of pulsing or palpitating
“His head is now pulsating rhythmically, so Danny starts slapping his forehead to the pounding of the beat.”
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A comprehensive defeat in a competitive situation
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“The women's team experienced a pounding at the hands of their archrivals.”
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A heavy attack on an enemy
“Shortly before 1.30 p.m., the naval guns resumed their pounding of the enemy lines, and aircraft swooped in low with bombs and rockets.”
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A loud, deep, resonant sound
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A throbbing or palpitating movement or rhythm
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A continuous or prolonged dull pain in a part of one's body
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A forceful collision of two things
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The crashing of waves
Adjective
Having an ache in a part of one's body
Adjective
Intensely, extremely or unbearably painful
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Not yielding in severity, strength or determination
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Intensely rhythmic or strong, causing loud noise or vibrations
Verb
Present participle for to strike or hit heavily, and sometimes repeatedly
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“She narrowed her eyes and turned to the door, wanting to pound whoever was out there.”
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Present participle for to direct something with great force
“The tennis player was known for his forceful serves and would regularly pound the ball straight down the line against his helpless opponents.”
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Present participle for to crush into fine particles
“Using a mortar and pestle, pound the white peppercorns, cilantro roots, and garlic cloves into a thick paste, adding each ingredient one at a time.”
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Present participle for to walk or run with heavy steps
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“I could hear ten pairs of heavy feet pound past me as Julius yanked me up.”
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Present participle for to beat or throb with a strong regular rhythm
“His heart began to pound loudly in his ears as the woman perused his features blankly.”
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Present participle for to make a loud, deep, resonant sound
“The drums began to pound in the distance.”
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Present participle for to crash against a surface with force
“The area becomes deserted, bleak and exposed with the openness of the area exacerbating winds and storms which pound the seafront.”
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Present participle for to bombard with bombs, projectiles or artillery
“A typical combat strategy was to pound the enemy with artillery fire and then order the infantry to charge.”
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Present participle for to defeat heavily in a contest
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Present participle for to come, go, or move somewhere rapidly or in a forceful way
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Present participle for to hem in or close off on all sides
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Present participle for to walk at a steady speed, especially without a particular destination and as an expression of anxiety or annoyance
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Present participle for to move or walk, especially in an orderly fashion as a group in a single line
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(of a bodily part) Present participle for to suffer pain
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Present participle for to make a point strongly
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Present participle for to handle a substance physically with the intent of creating a desired form
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Present participle for to physically shape something, especially with a hammer
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Present participle for to apply great and continuous effort
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Present participle for to move somewhere in a slow and steady way
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Present participle for to force items into a compressed space
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Present participle for to make something, typically meat, more tender
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Present participle for to smoothly move or ripple beyond the usual boundaries, akin to lapping, laving, or pounding
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