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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

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On this reading, she appeared vindictive, unwilling to let the parties settle the case on amicable terms, and herself the vengeful pursuer of the figurative pound of flesh.
An ounce of prevention may be worth a pound of flesh, which can contribute to high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, and even osteoarthritis.
Analogy flows freely but often productively here, with Shylock read as the "money form" and Shakespeare even read as the "equivalent form," and with Halpern's auto-critique of his own rhetoric, such as seeing the pound of flesh as "use-value" and as the "Lacanian thing.
In William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, the money-lender Shylock insists on obtaining his pound of flesh when the hero Antonio fails to repay the bond he had pledged to him.
Shell officials said that Ken Saro-Wiwa had `extracted his pound of flesh,' " Reed says, adding that Shell officials told him Saro-Wiwa had received consulting contracts and fees from the company.
Antonio, whose money is invested in foreign ventures, borrows the sum from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, on the condition that if the loan cannot be repaid in time Antonio will forfeit a pound of flesh.
In order to finance Bassanio 's voyage from Venice to Belmont to win the hand of Portia, Antonio, a Venetian merchant, borrows money from the Jew Shylock and signs a bond stipulating that, if the money is not repaid within three months, Shylock may cut a pound of flesh from Antonio ' s body.
Some day we'll have to make good on our accumulating debts, but barring surprises, I don't think the deficit will exact a pound of flesh.
James may once again be stealing the thunder with her bestselling follow-up to Fifty Shades Of Grey - but a school Lancashire is hot on Jackson, 33, from Chorley, publishing dream come Pound Of Flesh, a New prison romance, which attracted an impressive online reads, and is the trilogy that sold at auction advance.
I'll talk to you about the game because you've had your pound of flesh from me on everything else," he said.
This is no doubt backed by the satellite TV gods, who want to create an English city-based version of the game to rival the Indian one, and also suits the council, who want their pound of flesh for the PS30 million loan they gave Warwickshire to update the ground to "ensure the future of Test match cricket at Edgbaston.
The Government have had their pound of flesh from S4C over the last few years and it shouldn't be returning for more cuts given the fragile position the channel is in.
Make dad's day with Standing In Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin and Alex Grey's A Pound of Flesh.
What a kick in the teeth to find that if they don't buy before late March, George Osborne takes his pound of flesh too.
The scheme puts me in mind of Shylock and his request for a pound of flesh - it seems a good idea until detailed examination takes place.