pound the streets/pavement

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pound the streets/pavement

: to walk or run on the street especially in search of something
  • She's out there every day pounding the pavement, looking for work.
  • Hard-core joggers will pound the streets in all kinds of weather.

Word by Word Definitions

pound play
  1. : any of various units of mass and weight

  2. : the basic monetary unit of the United Kingdom —called also pound sterling

  3. : any of numerous basic monetary units of other countries (such as Egypt, Lebanon, Syria) — see Money Table

  1. : an enclosure for animals

  2. : a depot for holding impounded personal property until redeemed by the owner

  3. : a place or condition of confinement

  1. : to reduce to powder or pulp by beating

  2. : to strike heavily or repeatedly

  3. : to produce with or as if with repeated vigorous strokes

  1. : an act or sound of pounding

streets play
  1. : by a considerable margin

pavement play
  1. : a paved surface: such as

  2. : the artificially covered surface of a public thoroughfare

  3. : sidewalk


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pound the streets/pavement? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!