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pound

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pound

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an enclosure with an open framework for keeping animals
  • stray dogs wearing tags are kept in that pound until their owners can be notified

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pound

verb

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1 to move heavily or clumsily
  • pounding down the road as fast as he could run

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2 to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner
  • pounding nails into boards all day long

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4 to shape with a hammer
  • pounding out a depression in the metal

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5 to reduce to fine particles
  • the tablet may be pounded and mixed in with the animal's food

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The first known use of pound was before the 12th century

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“Pound.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pound. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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