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In other movies the heroine might pound on the door or scream at this point. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They also work out how much each diet costs them per pound in weight they lose. The Sun (2016)The charity collapsed last year after receiving millions of pounds of public money. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Wholesale energy prices have risen because of the weak pound and partial recovery in oil prices. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Surprisingly, studies are showing that they can actually help you to shed pounds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We understand that the weaker Pound will increase the price of imported grub. The Sun (2016)The weak Pound has also made luxury goods cheaper than a year ago. The Sun (2017)I returned to the pitch with my head pounding and my heart thumping. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The pound enjoyed one of its best performances in weeks yesterday, jumping 1.3 per cent against the dollar. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The scenes of combat make the heart pound. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Or earn a few extra pounds while shedding a few more windsurfing? The Sun (2013)Those are the numbers of calories needed to maintain one pound of weight. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)This is because the pound costs more for forward delivery than for spot delivery. International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983)The driver pounded his fist on the window and amazingly she backed off. The Sun (2009)You would struggle to find a sector for which a strong pound is an unqualified benefit. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The first is to be wary of any increase in the pound. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There was also another pound shop recently set up nearby. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He pounded the door of the large residential building but nobody answered. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Where are the police officers one used to see pounding the beat? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The weaker pound would be supportive to exports. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The usual tip is a couple of pounds or euros. Blaikie's Guide to Modern Manners (2005) One million pounds is still considered by most people to be a lot of money. AT HOME WITH THE QUEEN: The Inside Story of the Royal Household (2002)Should you pound the pavement or toil on the treadmill? Times, Sunday Times (2016)My heart was pounding against my rib cage. The Sun (2011)It will help shed pounds from your holiday luggage too with no books to lug around. The Sun (2012)So on that timescale it will be worth your mother opting to take the farm money in pounds. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The constant pounding took its toll. Times, Sunday Times (2007)How a weak pound hits consumers? Times, Sunday Times (2016)An independent Scotland would continue to use the pound as its currency. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The ground has changed with a new multi-million pound main stand housing a hotel. The Sun (2006)The supply of pounds is equal to the value of British imports. International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983)I was still spending hundreds of pounds in one go. The Sun (2014)His mother and father worked in the store and by the age of 7 he could slice a quarter pound of cheese. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: pound /paʊnd/ NOUN
The pound is the unit of money which is used in Britain. It is represented by the symbol £. Some other countries, for example Egypt, also have a unit of money called a pound.
My mum and dad gave me five pounds.
- American English: pound
- Arabic: جِنِيه
- Brazilian Portuguese: libra
- Chinese: 磅
- Croatian: funta
- Czech: libra
- Danish: pund
- Dutch: pond
- European Spanish: libra
- Finnish: punta
- French: livre poids
- German: Pfund
- Greek: λίρα
- Italian: libbra
- Japanese: ポンド
- Korean: 파운드
- Norwegian: pund
- Polish: funt
- European Portuguese: libra
- Romanian: liră
- Russian: фунт
- Spanish: libra peso
- Swedish: pund
- Thai: เงินปอนด์
- Turkish: pound İngiliz ağırlık birimi
- Ukrainian: фунт
- Vietnamese: đồng bảng
British English: pound VERB
If you pound something or pound on it, you hit it with great force, usually loudly and repeatedly.
He pounded the table with his fist.
Definition of pound from the Collins English Dictionary
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