1 beat, batter, pelt, hammer, pummel; thump, belabour, thrash, bludgeon, cudgel, maul, strike, Colloq lambaste, Slang paste, clobber, work over, give (someone) the works or a pasting:
She pounded on the door till someone came. It was satisfying to see him pound the class bully into submission.
2 crush, powder, pulverize, bray, comminute, triturate, mash, pulp:
The corn must be pounded into a fine meal before use.
3 beat, throb, hammer, pulse, pulsate, palpitate:
My heart was pounding, waiting to see if the tiger would attack.
4 pound into. instil, din into, drill into, drub into, hammer into, beat into:
Her parents have pounded into her that she must show respect to her elders
5 pound out. rid, expel, clear, cleanse, empty, purge, beat out, hammer out:
The last bit of stubbornness was pounded out of me at school.
6 beat out; hammer out, produce:
The jungle drums pounded out the message that Tarzan was coming.
7 pounding, beat, beating, thump, thumping:
The pound of horses' hooves heralded the arrival of the cavalry.
enclosure, pen, compound, confine, yard:
My car was towed to the pound, and it cost a fortune to retrieve it.