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1‘he mounted the stairs’
go up, ascend, climb, climb up, scale, clamber up, make one's way up, move up
2‘the master of ceremonies mounted the platform’
climb on to, jump on to, clamber on to, get on to
board, step aboard
3‘they mounted their horses and made their way back’
get astride, straddle, get on the back of, bestride, get on to, hop on to
4‘the museum is mounting an exhibition of 16th-century drawings’
put on display, display, exhibit, present, put in place, install
organize, put on, stage, prepare
5‘the company successfully mounted a takeover bid’
organize, stage, prepare, arrange, set up, produce, get up
launch, set in motion, put in place, initiate
6‘their losses mounted rapidly’
increase, grow, rise, escalate, soar, spiral, leap up, shoot up, rocket, climb, accumulate, accrue, pile up, build up, multiply, intensify, swell
7‘cameras were mounted above the door’
install, place, fix, set, erect, put up, attach, put in position, secure
1‘he hung on to his mount's bridle’
2‘a decorated photograph mount’
setting, backing, support, mounting, fixture, frame, stand, base
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