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Overview of noun pounding

The noun pounding has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) pounding, buffeting

(repeated heavy blows)

2. (1) throb, throbbing, pounding

(an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart); "he felt a throbbing in his head")

3. hammer, pound, hammering, pounding

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


Overview of verb pound

The verb pound has 8 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (5) thump, pound, poke

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

2. (3) ram, ram down, pound

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

3. (1) lumber, pound

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

4. (1) beat, pound, thump

(move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast")

5. pound, pound off

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

6. pound, pound up

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

7. impound, pound

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

8. pound

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

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