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POUNDING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pounding mean? 

POUNDING (noun)
  The noun POUNDING has 3 senses:

1. repeated heavy blows
2. an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
3. the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)

  Familiarity information: POUNDING used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


POUNDING (noun)


Sense 1pounding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Repeated heavy blows

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

buffeting; pounding

Hypernyms ("pounding" is a kind of...):

blow; bump (an impact (as from a collision))


Sense 2pounding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

throbbing; pounding; throb

Context example:

he felt a throbbing in his head

Hypernyms ("pounding" is a kind of...):

beat; heartbeat; pulsation; pulse (the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart)


Sense 3pounding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

hammering; pounding; hammer; pound

Context examples:

the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard / the pounding of feet on the hallway

Hypernyms ("pounding" is a kind of...):

blow (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon)


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