- 磅 a unit of weight equal to 0.454 kilograms
- [C]英镑 the standard unit of money in Britain, divided into 100 pence
- vt. & vi. 连续重击 strike heavily and repeatedly
- 16 ounces avoirdupois;
"he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds"
- the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence
- a unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy
- the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters
- the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters
- the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
- formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
- the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
- the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents
- a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec
- United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)
- a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain)
- a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs;
"unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound"
- the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows);
"the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"
"the pounding of feet on the hallway"
- hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument;
"the salesman pounded the door knocker"
"a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
- strike or drive against with a heavy impact;
"ram the gate with a sledgehammer"
"pound on the door"
- move heavily or clumsily;
"The heavy man lumbered across the room"
- move rhythmically;
"Her heart was beating fast"
- partition off into compartments;
"The locks pound the water of the canal"
- shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits;
"The prisoners are safely pounded"
- place or shut up in a pound;
"pound the cows so they don't stray"
- break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle;
"pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"
- I lost several pounds last month.
- The shop is selling choice apple, so I buy 3 pound.
- I paid him b pound , and he gave me 20 pence change.
- Have you redeemed your car from the pound?
- The farmers pound rice in a mortar.
- He had to pound the nails into the board with a stone.
- He pounded the table angrily.
- Do not pound up the stairs!
- Her head began to pound.
Sugar is still sold by the pound here.
He can lift a hundred pounds with ease.
Each passenger is allowed 30 pounds of luggage free of charge.
He bears down on the scales at 376 pounds. He is the heaviest man I've ever seen.
Those cost ten pence a pound.
The value of the British pound is less than it was 100 years ago.
Jane's aunt allowed three pounds to her every week.
He bet me a hundred pounds that I wouldn't get through.
It was decided to float the pound because a fixed value was damaging exports.
The government is considering further action to keep the pound from falling in value.
She gave a contribution of 500 pounds to the Children's Hospital.
The floods caused damage estimated at over a million pounds.
He bid a quarter of million pounds for the portrait.
As from Sunday,May 1st, all fares on the corporation's transport services will be increased by ten pence in the pound.
I felt my heart pounding.
She was crouched over a typewriter which she pounded furiously.
The boxer pounded his opponent.
He pounded the door angrily.
The surf had pounded the beach solid, so it was easy to walk on.
The machine pounded the stones into powder.
Pound the meat into a paste.
The ship was pounded to pieces against the rocks.
- have one's pound of flesh
(坚持)要讨回全部数额(尽管合法但不合理) (insist on) receiving the full amount that is legally due to one even when it is morally offensive to do so
Their distress had no effect on him—he was determined to have his pound of flesh. 他对他们的不幸无动于衷——坚持向他们讨债。
- (坚持)要讨回全部数额(尽管合法但不合理) (insist on) receiving the full amount that is legally due to one even when it is morally offensive to do so
- pound at (v.+prep.)
沉重地敲打 hit or knock heavily on
Who's that pounding at the door in the middle of the night? 午夜时分,不知谁在敲门?
连续不断地轰击 fire steadily at the same place
The two fleets pounded at each other. 两支舰队彼此猛轰。
- 沉重地敲打 hit or knock heavily on
- two pounds 两磅〔英镑〕
- pound angrily 怒气冲冲地撞击
- pound faithfully 有信心地击
- pound furiously 愤怒地撞击
- pound incessantly 持续不断地撞击
- pound quickly 迅速地撞击
- pound rapidly 迅速地撞击
- pound reluctantly 不情愿地撞击
- pound shortly 立即撞击
- pound thunderously 发出雷声似地重击
- pound tirelessly 持久地撞击
- pound unbelievably 不可思议地撞击
- pound away 抨击
- pound out 连续猛击而产生
- pound out a list 打出一张单子
- pound out a song 弹出一首曲子
Excellent balsam may be purchased for a penny a pound.出自：G. Berkeley
His weight had dropped to 108 pounds.出自：P. Mailloux
A pound for taking deer alive.出自：G. Cartwright
There was the heavy pound of rhythm and blues.出自：S. Naipaul
The cassava will be dried and pounded..to make the..flour.出自：V. S. Reid
We..pounded the tablets until we had five initial doses.出自：J. Herriot
Chatila was being pounded to rubble.出自：fig.
- 表示“磅”时，pound在数字后可以单数形式pound或是复数形式pounds出现，但复数形式比较常见，如four pound(s) of sugar；
- 在表示“几镑几先令”时，多用pound，且镑与先令之间不需要用and来连接，如five pound ten shillings（五镑十先令）；
- 在表示“几镑几便士”时，只可用pounds，且镑与便士间需要用and来连接，如five pounds and ten pence（五镑十便士）；
- 在表示“几镑几先令几便士”时，多用pound，且在便士前加and，如five pound, ten shillings, and ten pence（五镑十先令十便士）；
He weighs a hundred and fifty pound(s).（美国）
He weighs ten stone ten.（英国）
- He lost five pound two the first week of his diet.他节食第一周体重就减轻了5.2磅。
- The ticket cost only two pound two.这张票只卖2.2英镑。这种用法尽管很流行,但尚不能符合标准,学习者应慎用。
- ☆ 直接源自古英语的upnd，意为称重。
- pound:pound n. 磅, 英镑, 重击, 鱼塘, 兽栏, 拘留所vt. 强烈打击, 捣烂, 监禁, 关入栏vi. 连续重击, 连续敲打, 苦干 英英解释:名词pound:1. 16 ounces同义词：…