pound out

phrasal verb

pounded out; pounding out; pounds out
: to make or produce (something) quickly especially by pounding (such as on a keyboard)
Every week he pounds out another column for the newspaper.
: to play (a song, melody, etc.) loudly on a musical instrument especially by pounding (such as on a piano)
The band's lead singer was pounding out a tune on the piano.

Examples of pound out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the early 1990s, Jim White was a drumming journeyman, having pounded out rhythms in a string of loud and rabid bands with snotty names, like Feral Dinosaurs or Venom P. Stinger. Grayson Haver Currin, New York Times, 27 Mar. 2024 Royals record 9 hits against Corbin Burnes The Royals took an aggressive approach against Burnes, pounding out three hits en route to a 1-0 lead. Jaylon Thompson, Kansas City Star, 4 Apr. 2024 In the room, on the Democrats’ side of the aisle, lawmakers leaped to their feet and pounded out their applause with indiscriminate gusto. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2024 Wilson, 6-foot-6, 230 pounds out of Denton, Texas, signed a two-way contract with the Nets on July 5, 2023, after being chosen by the Nets with the 51st overall pick in the second round of the 2023 NBA Draft. Gary Bedore, Kansas City Star, 2 Mar. 2024 The Bills pounded out 182 rushing yards in the divisional round, led by Allen’s 72 on 12 carries. Childs Walker, Baltimore Sun, 24 Jan. 2024 But at 5-11 and 185 pounds out of high school, Tracy thought his better option would be as a slot receiver in college. The Indianapolis Star, 11 Jan. 2024 About 900 rail-car shipments have sent more than 300 million pounds out of the 84-acre facility and by the time the dismantlement wraps up, some 5,500 will be completed. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Nov. 2023 The offense continued its strong play in the series-opening defeat, pounding out 15 hits and drawing six walks. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, 6 May 2023

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“Pound out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pound%20out. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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