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1 pound /ˈpaʊnd/ noun
plural pounds also pound
1 pound
/ˈpaʊnd/
noun
plural pounds also pound
Learner's definition of POUND
[count] : a unit of weight that is equal to 16 ounces or 0.4536 kilograms
[count] : a basic unit of money in the United Kingdom and some other countries
[count] : a bill or coin that is worth one pound
the pound technical : the value of a pound when it is compared to another unit of money

in for a penny, in for a pound

see penny

pile on the pounds

see 2pile

pound of flesh

: an amount that is owed to someone who demands to be paid
see also pound cake
2 pound /ˈpaʊnd/ noun
plural pounds
2 pound
/ˈpaʊnd/
noun
plural pounds
Learner's definition of POUND
[count]
: a place where dogs and cats that are found on the streets without an owner are kept until their owners come and get them
: a place to which cars that have been parked illegally are towed and kept until their owners pay to get them back
compare 1pound, 3pound
3 pound /ˈpaʊnd/ noun
plural pounds
3 pound
/ˈpaʊnd/
noun
plural pounds
Learner's definition of POUND
[count] US
: the symbol #
called also (US) pound sign, (British) hash, (British) hash sign
compare 1pound, 2pound
4 pound /ˈpaʊnd/ verb
pounds; pounded; pounding
4 pound
/ˈpaʊnd/
verb
pounds; pounded; pounding
Learner's definition of POUND
: to hit (something or someone) with force again and again
[+ object]
[no object]
often + on
[+ object] : to crush or break (something) into very small pieces by hitting it again and again
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [no object] : to walk or run with heavy and loud steps
[no object] : to work hard at something for a long time usually + away
[no object] : to beat loudly and quickly
[+ object] : to bomb (an area) many times
[+ object] US, informal : to drink (something) quickly

pound out

[phrasal verb]
pound out (something) or pound (something) out
: to make or produce (something) quickly
: to play (a song, melody, etc.) loudly on a musical instrument (such as a piano)

pound the streets/pavement

: to walk or run on the street especially in search of something
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