Their troubles have continued to mount.
The pressure mounted as the crisis continued.
The cowboy mounted his horse and then quickly dismounted.
She mounted her bicycle and rode away.
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But the real star of the show here is the Z-series lens system with its wider base mount, which allows more light to the corners of the sensors.—Scott Gilbertson, WIRED, 27 Nov. 2023 The tension mounts, and soon husband and wife are having an ugly, petty fight.—Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 24 Nov. 2023 In the final seconds of the countdown, the deluge system will release up to 358,000 gallons of fresh water through channels built into a steel plate installed underneath the pad's circular launch mount.—Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 18 Nov. 2023 The clamp mount is sturdy, can be affixed to anything 1.5 inches thick or less, and is strong enough to hold up against bumpy rides.—Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure, 19 Oct. 2023 Calls for a cease-fire have grown as the casualty toll mounts in Gaza under Israeli airstrikes and siege.—Ellen Francis, Washington Post, 7 Nov. 2023 Mount it to your wall, or stand it on legs (the leg mounts are sold separately).—Andrew Waite, Field & Stream, 1 Nov. 2023 Even as frustration mounts with Senate Republicans, most ABC News spoke to Thursday morning are pushing back on a growing effort by Democrats to pass the temporary change to the Senate rules.—Allison Pecorin, ABC News, 2 Nov. 2023 The effort is being launched as tough-on-crime rhetoric mounts around public safety and as state lawmakers continue discussions about how to address an increase in violent crime among teenagers, including carjackings and gun violations.—Ovetta Wiggins, Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2023
The proposal, which the Facebook and Instagram parent company is set to announce Wednesday, counters mounting calls by state and federal policymakers for individual sites to proactively screen kids to limit their use of social media platforms over safety concerns.—Naomi Nix, Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2023 Amid mounting scrutiny from figures in the entertainment industry and beyond, the studio giant later reversed its decision to bury the film, permitting director Dave Green to shop the title around to other distributors, according to the Hollywood Reporter.—Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2023 The sense of mounting danger — from both the elements and the many powerful and arrogant people at the hotel — builds nicely throughout.—Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 14 Nov. 2023 Burning through cash The financial picture that emerges from filing depicts a company that's facing mounting losses in the face of growing, yet meager, sales.—Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 14 Nov. 2023 The company that held the lease at the storage facility is under mounting scrutiny.—Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 14 Nov. 2023 To allay concerns about improper surveillance, the Montana police are barred from mounting cameras on public buildings.—Eyal Press, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2023 But the mounting destruction and growing civilian death toll have prompted concerns in the White House and frustration over the lack of time to get hostages.—ABC News, 12 Nov. 2023 The statement came in the midst of mounting tensions along Israel's northern border with Lebanon, where Hezbollah is based.—Ari Flanzraich, WSJ, 12 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English munt, mont, mount, in part going back to Old English munt, borrowed from Latin mont-, mons; in part borrowed from Anglo-French munt, mount (continental Old French mon, mont), going back to Latin mont-, mons "mountain, hill, towering heap, pile," derivative, with the suffix *-ti-, of Indo-European *mon- "elevation, height," whence also, from a base *monii̯o-, Welsh mynydd "mountain," Old Cornish menit (Cornish meneth), Old Breton monid (Breton menez)
Also cited as comparable forms are Avestan maiti- "mountain" (hapax legomenon—see C. Bartholomae, Altiranisches Wörterbuch, 1112-13) and Old Icelandic mønir "ridge of a roof." The etymon *mon- is usually taken to be o-grade ablaut of the verbal base *men- (or *min-) seen in Latin minae "threats" and ēminēre "to stick out, protrude" (see minatory, mouth entry 1).
Middle English mounten, monten "to rise up, ascend, get up onto (a horse), add up (to)," borrowed from Anglo-French monter, munter (transitive) "to climb (something), get up onto (a horse), add up to, set up, prepare," (intransitive) "to go upward, get on horseback, go up in the world, rise in intensity" (also continental Old & Middle French), going back to Vulgar Latin *montāre, derivative of Latin mont-, mons "mountain, hill" — more at mount entry 1