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Synonyms of 'pound'

(verb) 
Definition
to hit heavily and repeatedly
He pounded the table with his fist.
Synonyms
,
strike
She took two steps forward and struck him across the mouth.
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hammer (informal)
He hammered the young left-hander in four straight sets.
,
batter
He battered his opponent around the head.
,
thrash
He was thrashed with a cane until his skin turned red.
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thump
He thumped me, nearly knocking me over.
,
pelt
Crowds started to pelt police cars with stones.
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clobber (slang)
She clobbered him with a vase.
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pummel
He trapped Conn in a corner and pummelled him ferociously.
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belabour
Men began to belabour his shoulders with sticks.
,
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)
,
beat the living daylights out of
(verb) 
Definition
to crush to pieces or to powder
She paused as she pounded the maize grains.
Synonyms
crush
Their vehicle was crushed by an army tank.
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powder
Mix all the powdered ingredients together.
, ,
bray (dialect)
,
pulverize
Pulverize the bran to a fine powder.
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comminute (rare)
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(verb) 
Definition
(of the heart) to throb heavily
I'm sweating and my heart is pounding.
Synonyms
pulsate
The racing beat of her heart pulsated under my fingertips.
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beat
I felt my heart beat faster.
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pulse
Her feet pulsed with pain.
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throb
His head throbbed.
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palpitate
Her heart was palpitating wildly.
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pitapat
(verb) 
Definition
to produce, by typing heavily
A group of tribal drummers pounded out an unrelenting beat.
Synonyms
thump
My heart was thumping wildly.
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beat
He lost the boxing match and was badly beaten by his opponent.
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hammer
Hammer a wooden peg into the hole.
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bang
We could bang on the desks and shout until they let us out.
(verb) 
Definition
to run with heavy steps
I pounded up the stairs to my room and slammed the door.
Synonyms
stomp
, ,
march
A Scottish battalion was marching down the street.
,
thunder (informal)
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clomp
(noun) 
Definition
an enclosure for stray dogs or officially removed vehicles
The dog has been sent to the pound.
Synonyms
enclosure
This enclosure was so vast that the outermost wall could hardly be seen.
, ,
pen
a holding pen for sheep
, ,
kennels
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corral mainly US, Canadian)
As we neared the corral, the horses pranced and whinnied.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of bang
Definition
to hit or knock, esp. with a loud noise
We could bang on the desks and shout until they let us out.
Synonyms
hit,
belt (informal),
rap,
bash (informal),
clatter,
tonk (informal),
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)
in the sense of batter
Definition
to hit repeatedly
He battered his opponent around the head.
Synonyms
hit,
belt (informal),
deck (slang),
bash (informal),
lick (informal),
clobber (slang),
smite,
wallop (informal),
tonk (informal),
lambast(e),
dash against,
beat the living daylights out of,
lay one on (slang),
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)
in the sense of belabour
Definition
to attack verbally or physically
Men began to belabour his shoulders with sticks.
Synonyms
hit,
belt (informal),
deck (slang),
clobber (slang),
tonk (informal),
lambast(e),
lay one on (slang),
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)

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