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Synonyms for pound

Synonyms for pound

to shape, break, or flatten with repeated blows

to make rhythmic contractions, sounds, or movements

to fix (an idea, for example) in someone's mind by reemphasis and repetition

a stroke or blow, especially one that produces a sound

Synonyms for pound

16 ounces avoirdupois

the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland

a unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy

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the basic unit of money in Syria

the basic unit of money in the Sudan

the basic unit of money in Lebanon

formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland

the basic unit of money in Egypt

the basic unit of money in Cyprus

a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec

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United States writer who lived in Europe

a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain)

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a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs

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the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)

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hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument

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strike or drive against with a heavy impact

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move heavily or clumsily

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partition off into compartments

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shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits

place or shut up in a pound

break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle

References in classic literature ?
The farmer had paused over Fred's respectable though broken-winded steed long enough to show that he thought it worth consideration, and it seemed probable that he would take it, with five-and-twenty pounds in addition, as the equivalent of Diamond.
He declined a proffered present of tobacco, bought a case of stick tobacco from Van Horn, paying him five pounds for it, and insisted on having it sawed open so that he could fill his pipe.
Don't leave me time enough to take the stingy view of five hundred pounds.
A shot of 108 inches in diameter, and twelve inches in thickness, would weigh, in cast-iron, 67,440 pounds; cast in aluminum, its weight will be reduced to 19,250 pounds.
The next morning, the public were once informed that Oliver Twist was again To Let, and that five pounds would be paid to anybody who would take possession of him.
Suppose I begin with the thirty-six pounds, father?
He survived his uncle no longer; and ten thousand pounds, including the late legacies, was all that remained for his widow and daughters.
A keen observer of English customs relates that, being in one of the rooms of the Bank one day, he had the curiosity to examine a gold ingot weighing some seven or eight pounds.
No," said her father; "Wickham's a fool if he takes her with a farthing less than ten thousand pounds.
Whether it was from this circumstance, of its being easily taken, or from a wish of being independant, or from an excess of sensibility (for which we were always remarkable) I cannot now determine, but certain it is that when we had reached our 15th year, we took the nine Hundred Pounds and ran away.
It contained about three hundred and twenty cubic feet of gas, which, if pure hydrogen, would support twenty-one pounds upon its first inflation, before the gas has time to deteriorate or escape.
One hundred and fifty-three pounds," said the doctor, noting it down on his tablets.
At the account Philip had to pay out nearly forty pounds.
nay, never count over your farthings, for by this and by that I will pay this shot myself, e'en though it cost two hundred pounds.
Tell him my charge for this important news is two pounds ten.