take a pounding

Definition of take a pounding

  1. :  to receive repeated hits The boxer took a pounding in the ring. —often used figuratively to suggest a setback or loss The company's stocks took a pounding.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

poundplay pounding
  1. :  any of various units of mass and weight

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

    :  the basic monetary unit of Ireland from 1921 to 2001

  1. :  an enclosure for animals

    :  a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed animals

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

  1. :  to reduce to powder or pulp by beating

    :  to strike heavily or repeatedly

    :  to inculcate by insistent repetition :  drive

  1. :  an act or sound of pounding


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