English Synonyms and Antonyms
Strike is the word for a single blow; to beat is to strike repeatedly, as a bird beats the air with its wings. Others of the above words describe the manner of beating, as bastinado, to beat on the soles of the feet; belabor, to inflict a comprehensive and exhaustive beating; cudgel, to beat with a stick; thrash, as wheat was beaten out with the old hand-flail; to pound (akin to Latin pondus, a weight) is to beat with a heavy, and pommel with a blunt, instrument. To batter and to bruise refer to the results of beating; that is battered which is broken or defaced by repeated blows on the surface (compare synonyms for SHATTER); that is bruised which has suffered even one severe contusion. The metaphorical sense of beat, however, so far preponderates that one may be very badly bruised and battered, and yet not be said to be beaten, unless he has got the worst of the beating. To beat a combatant is to disable or dishearten him for further fighting. Hence beat becomes the synonym for every word which implies getting the advantage of another. Compare CONQUER.
Almost all antonyms in this class are passive, and can be formed indefinitely from the conquering words by the use of the auxiliary be; as, be beaten, be defeated, be conquered, etc.
Beat with a stick over the head; beat by a trick; out of town; beat to the ground; into submission.
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"he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds"
British pound, pound, British pound sterling, pound sterling, quidnoun
the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence
a unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy
Syrian pound, poundnoun
the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters
Sudanese pound, poundnoun
the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters
Lebanese pound, poundnoun
the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
Irish pound, Irish punt, punt, poundnoun
formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
Egyptian pound, poundnoun
the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
Cypriot pound, poundnoun
the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents
a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec
Pound, Ezra Pound, Ezra Loomis Poundnoun
United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)
pound, pound signnoun
a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain)
pound, dog poundnoun
a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs
"unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound"
hammer, pound, hammering, poundingverb
the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
"the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"
thump, pound, pokeverb
hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument
"the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
ram, ram down, poundverb
strike or drive against with a heavy impact
"ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door"
move heavily or clumsily
"The heavy man lumbered across the room"
beat, pound, thumpverb
"Her heart was beating fast"
exhaust, stupefy, baffle, stick, perplex, vanquish, get, pound up, mystify, ram, flummox, impound, beat, outwit, lumber, circumvent, tick, poke, nonplus, trounce, pulsate, drum, beat up, bunk, dumbfound, tucker out, flap, beat out, gravel, thump, ticktack, outsmart, thrum, ticktock, amaze, ram down, quiver, work over, thud, puzzle, overreach, bewilder, crush, tucker, vex, pound off, wash up, outfox, pose, scramble, shell
pound, pound offverb
partition off into compartments
"The locks pound the water of the canal"
pound, pound upverb
shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits
"The prisoners are safely pounded"
place or shut up in a pound
"pound the cows so they don't stray"
break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle
"pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"
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How to use pound in a sentence?
Ultrasounds can be off by as much as a pound or two, especially in the last weeks.
She’d have a hundred-pound package and toss it like it was nothing.
An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.
The pound has done well and will continue to do well.
Like a lot of us, Jeb has struggled with his weight at times. I'm slightly irritated that I seem to have found every pound he's lost, iT'S JUST A FAD.
Translations for pound
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- باوند, منا, رطل, جنيهArabic
- lliuraCatalan, Valencian
- bušit, libra, útulekCzech
- pwys, puntWelsh
- Pfund, Tierheim, Verwahrstelle, ZwingerGerman
- λίρα, λίβρα, μαντρί, μνα, μάντραGreek
- pundo, funtoEsperanto
- pilar, libra, perrera, pulverizarSpanish
- naula, eläinkoti, isku, pommittaa, takoa, rusikoida, jyskyttää, ryskyttää, imaista, punta, pauna, takavarikkoalue, troy-naula, sulkuallas, hakata, murskata, marssiaFinnish
- livre, fourrière, pilonnerFrench
- punt, pónaIrish
- punnd, nota, buail, notScottish Gaelic
- bacino idrico, martellare, colpire, flagellare, ingurgitare, frantumare, battere, polverizzare, picchiare, canile, botta, lira, recinto, colpo forte, deposito auto, pestare, trangugiare, tritare, affogarsi, triturare, libbra, lira sterlina, gattile, tonfo, sterlina, autoparco, martellioItalian
- 파운드, 빻다Korean
- PondLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- daužyti, svarasLithuanian
- фунта, либра, кафилеријаMacedonian
- paund, kandang, paun, kurunganMalay
- lira, libraMaltese
- pond, beukenDutch
- pulverizar, devorar, libra, pátio, libra esterlina, bater, triturar, abrigo, batidaPortuguese
- livră, pfund, pisa, bate, lirăRomanian
- колоти́ть, дроби́ть, фунт, толочь, раздробля́ть, моло́ть, ло́патьRussian
- фунта, funtaSerbo-Croatian
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