Pound Pound, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pounding}.] [OE. pounen, AS. punian to bruise. Cf. {Pun} a play on words.] 1. To strike repeatedly with some heavy instrument; to beat. [1913 Webster]

With cruel blows she pounds her blubbered cheeks. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To comminute and pulverize by beating; to bruise or break into fine particles with a pestle or other heavy instrument; as, to pound spice or salt. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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