pounding

pounding
UK [ˈpaʊndɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable]
1) the sound of repeated hard hits or loud noise

the incessant pounding of the music

2) repeated hard hits or heavy attack

NATO's pounding of the city


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  • Pounding — Pound ing, n. 1. The act of beating, bruising, or breaking up; a beating. [1913 Webster] 2. A pounded or pulverized substance. [R.] Covered with the poundings of these rocks. J. S. Blackie. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -pounding — ● bible …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pounding — Infobox Single Name = Pounding Artist = Doves from Album = The Last Broadcast B side = Released = July 22, 2002 (UK) July 17, 2002 (Japan) Format = CD, DVD, 10 vinyl Recorded = 2001 Genre = Britpop, Indie rock Length = 4:01 (radio edit) 4:44… …   Wikipedia

  • pounding — pound|ing [ˈpaundıŋ] n 1.) [singular,U] the action or the sound of something hitting a surface very hard many times pounding of ▪ the pounding of the waves on the rocks below 2.) [singular,U] the action or sound of your heart beating 3.) take a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pounding — pound|ing [ paundıŋ ] noun uncount 1. ) the sound of repeated hard hits or loud noise: the incessant pounding of the music 2. ) repeated hard hits or heavy attack: NATO s pounding of the city take a pounding INFORMAL 1. ) to be defeated very… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pounding — [[t]pa͟ʊndɪŋ[/t]] poundings 1) N COUNT: usu sing, usu supp N If someone or something takes a pounding, they are severely injured or damaged. [INFORMAL] Sarajevo took one of its worst poundings in weeks. 2) N COUNT: usu sing, usu supp N If a… …   English dictionary

  • pounding — noun 1 (singular, uncountable) the action or the sound of something repeatedly hitting a surface very hard, or of your heart beating: The pounding of hooves was getting nearer. 2 take a pounding a) to be completely defeated: Our football team… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pounding — /ˈpaʊndɪŋ/ (say pownding) adjective 1. throbbing: a pounding headache. –noun 2. a beating. 3. a severe downturn in fortune: the business took a pounding in the recession …  

  • pounding — noun 1. repeated heavy blows (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑buffeting • Hypernyms: ↑blow, ↑bump 2. an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart) (Freq. 1) he felt a throbbing in his head …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pounding — Pound Pound, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pounding}.] [OE. pounen, AS. punian to bruise. Cf. {Pun} a play on words.] 1. To strike repeatedly with some heavy instrument; to beat. [1913 Webster] With cruel blows she pounds her… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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