French translation of pounding
- (at door)
- [of heart]
to take a pounding [city, area] (from gunfire, bombs)
subir un pilonnage(from storm, hurricane)
subir des ravages[boxer, fighter] (= be hit hard)
recevoir une avalanche de coups[team] (= be defeated)
se faire battre à plate couture[person, government] (= be criticized)
se faire éreinter[shares, finances]
chuter de façon vertigineuse
with pounding heart
violent(e) (before n)
battant à tout rompre
le cœur battant à tout romprepounding waves
des vagues violentespounding rain
une pluie battantethe sound of pounding feet
le martèlement des pieds
- [music, rhythm]
Example Sentences Including 'pounding'
He could hear the sound of footsteps pounding down the metal stairs.Alastair McLean's 'Night Watch'
Anger came then, a great red blinding rush of outrage that set blood pounding in his ears.Final Resort
Her heart was pounding hard now, pumping adrenalin through her system.LOST SUMMER (2002)
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- (= weight)
livre f (= 453g)
⇒ a pound of carrots
une livre de carottes
⇒ Her weight was under ninety pounds.
≈ Elle pesait moins de quarante et un kiloshalf a pound
⇒ half a pound of butter
une demi-livre de beurre
- (= money)
⇒ a five-pound note
un billet de cinq livres
⇒ How many euros do you get for a pound?
Combien d'euros a-t-on pour une livre?
see also pound coin, pound sign
- (for dogs, cats)
- (for cars)
- (= beat) [table, door, dashboard]
⇒ He pounded the table with his fist.
Il martela la table avec son poing.
- [wind, waves, rain]
⇒ The ship was pounded by huge waves.
D'énormes vagues battaient le navire.
- (= walk) [streets, pavements]
battreto pound the pavement looking for work
battre le pavé à la recherche d'un travail
- (= crush) [grain, garlic, spices]
- (with guns)
cogner dans sa poitrine
⇒ My heart was pounding.
Mon cœur cognait dans ma poitrine.my heart pounded with joy
mon cœur me battait de joie,
mon cœur battait de joieher head was pounding
le sang battait dans ses tempes
Example Sentences Including 'pound'
He leaned back against the weathered bark of the tree and the blood began to pound in his head.A Trout in the Milk
He would bet his last pound that Dr Connors had never been in trouble with the law in his life.Death of an Unknown Man
They moved along the taxiway, gathering speed into the wind and began to fly with every pound of fuel they could carry.Let Not the Deep
Translation of pounding from the Collins English to French Dictionary
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