pound out

pound out
pound out (something) to produce something quickly and with a lot of energy.

I'm able to pound out at least three articles every week.

He pounded out a couple of tunes on the old piano.

Usage notes: often used to suggest that something was not produced carefully or correctly

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  • pound out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms pound out : present tense I/you/we/they pound out he/she/it pounds out present participle pounding out past tense pounded out past participle pounded out informal 1) if you pound out a song, you play it loudly …   English dictionary

  • pound out — {v. phr.} 1. To play a piece of music very loudly on a percussion instrument. * /The boy was pounding out the tune Mary had a little lamb on the marimba./ 2. To flatten something with a hammer. * /The bodyshop uses special hammers to pound out… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pound out — {v. phr.} 1. To play a piece of music very loudly on a percussion instrument. * /The boy was pounding out the tune Mary had a little lamb on the marimba./ 2. To flatten something with a hammer. * /The bodyshop uses special hammers to pound out… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pound\ out — v. phr. 1. To play a piece of music very loudly on a percussion instrument. The boy was pounding out the tune Mary had a little lamb on the marimba. 2. To flatten something with a hammer. The bodyshop uses special hammers to pound out the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pound out something — pound out (something) to produce something quickly and with a lot of energy. I m able to pound out at least three articles every week. He pounded out a couple of tunes on the old piano. Usage notes: often used to suggest that something was not… …   New idioms dictionary

  • pound out — make noise by tapping, make noise by striking against something …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pound out — …   Useful english dictionary

  • pound — pound1 [pound] n. pl. pounds; sometimes, after a number, pound [ME < OE pund, akin to Ger pfund: WGmc loanword < L pondo, a pound, orig. abl. of pondus, weight (in libra pondo, a pound in weight), akin to pendere: see PENDANT] 1. a) the… …   English World dictionary

  • pound — Ⅰ. pound [1] ► NOUN 1) a unit of weight equal to 16 oz avoirdupois (0.4536 kg), or 12 oz troy (0.3732 kg). 2) (also pound sterling) (pl. pounds sterling) the basic monetary unit of the UK, equal to 100 pence. 3) another term for PUNT(Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • pound — pound1 W2S1 [paund] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(weight)¦ 2¦(money)¦ 3¦(for dogs and cats)¦ 4¦(for cars)¦ 5 get/take/demand etc your pound of flesh 6¦(telephone)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Sense: 1 2, 5 6; Origin: Old English pund, from Latin pondo] [ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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