Pound v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Pounding.]
1. To strike repeatedly with some heavy instrument; to beat.
With cruel blows she pounds her blubbered cheeks. --Dryden.
2. To comminute and pulverize by beating; to bruise or break into fine particles with a pestle or other heavy instrument; as, to pound spice or salt.
1. The act of beating, bruising, or breaking up; a beating.
2. A pounded or pulverized substance. [R.] “Covered with the poundings of these rocks.”
n 1: repeated heavy blows [syn: buffeting]
2: an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart); "he
felt a throbbing in his head" [syn: throb, throbbing]
3: the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the
sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the
pounding of feet on the hallway" [syn: hammer, pound,