Synonyms of pound in English

: pound1pound2pound3

pound1


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verb

1‘the two bigger men pounded him with their fists’

SYNONYMS

beat, strike, hit, batter, thump, pummel, punch, rain blows on, belabour, hammer, thrash, set on, tear into, weigh into, bang, crack, drub, welt, thwack

informal bash, clobber, wallop, beat the living daylights out of, give someone a hiding, give someone a good hiding, whack, biff, bop, lay into, pitch into, lace into, let someone have it, knock into the middle of next week, sock, lam, whomp

British informal stick one on, slosh

North American informal boff, bust, slug, light into, whale

Australian NZ informal dong, quilt

literary smite, swinge

2‘40ft waves pounded the seafront’

SYNONYMS

beat against, crash against, batter, dash against, crack against, crack into, lash, strike, hit, buffet

3‘US gunships pounded the capital’

SYNONYMS

bombard, bomb, shell, blitz, strafe, torpedo, pepper, fire on, attack

archaic cannonade

4‘pound the cloves with salt and pepper until smooth’

SYNONYMS

crush, grind, pulverize, beat, mill, pestle, mash, pulp, bruise, powder, granulate

technical triturate, comminute

archaic bray, levigate

rare kibble

5‘I heard him pounding along the gangway’

SYNONYMS

run heavily, walk heavily, stomp, lumber, clomp, clump, tramp, trudge

thunder

Scottish Northern Irish sprauchle

North American tromp

6‘she leaned weakly against the door, her heart pounding’

SYNONYMS

throb, thump, thud, hammer, pulsate, pulse, pump, palpitate, race, beat heavily, go pit-a-pat, pitter-patter, vibrate, drum

literary pant, thrill

rare quop


Synonyms of pound in English

: pound1pound2pound3

pound2


See definition of pound

noun

1‘every Christmas she sent the girls ten pounds each’

SYNONYMS

pound sterling, £

British informal quid, smacker, smackeroo, nicker, oner, oncer

British historical sovereign


Synonyms of pound in English

: pound1pound2pound3

pound3


See definition of pound

noun

1‘the dog ended up in the local pound’

SYNONYMS

enclosure, compound, pen, yard

British greenyard

historical pinfold