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1. slang To drink (something, especially alcohol) very quickly or all at once. You're going to make yourself sick if you keep pounding beers like that. I had to pound my coffee and race out the door in order to catch my bus.
2. slang To beat or assault (someone) very severely. If you ever come near my girlfriend again, I'll pound you!
3. vulgar slang To have intense penetrative sex (with someone). A: "Just look at the figure on that babe. I'd love to take her home and give her a pounding." B: "Shut up, Mike. You wouldn't have a chance."
slang An invitation to bump the knuckle side of one's clenched fist with someone else's, either as a greeting or in a cheerful or celebratory manner. The move is known as a "pound" or a "fist bump." So good to see you, buddy, pound it!
See also: pound
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
1. tv. to drink something quickly. (see also pound a beer.) Dan said he could pound the cup of coffee in thirty seconds.
2. tv. to copulate [with] someone. He claims he pounded her all night. She says he snores.
n. dollars; money. (see also give one one’s pounds.) How many pounds does this thing cost?
See also: pound
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
- (as) sound as a pound
- 800-pound gorilla
- a matter of (something)
- a matter of days, miles, pounds, etc.
- a pound to a penny
- an ounce of common sense is worth a pound of theory
- an ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit
- an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
- be penny-wise and pound-foolish
- beat the dummy
- bet (someone) a pound to a penny
- by the (unit)
- do not pass Go, do not collect two hundred dollars
- give one one’s pounds
- go pound salt
- go pound sand
- hammer (something) into (someone or something)
- hammer into
- hammer into and pound into
- have enough sense to pound salt
- have enough sense to pound sand
- hit the books
- in for a penny, in for a pound
- lay (someone) a pound to a penny
- ounce of common sense is worth a pound of theory
- ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit
- ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
- ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, an
- pack on the pounds
- pack the pounds on
- penny wise and pound foolish
- penny wise pound foolish
- penny-wise and pound-foolish
- pile on the pounds
- pile the pounds on
- pound (one's) ear
- pound (one's) head in
- pound (one's) meat
- pound (one's) pud
- pound (something) into (one's) head
- pound (something) into (one's) thick skull
- pound (something) into (someone or something)
- pound a beat
- pound a beer
- pound along
- pound away
- pound beer
- pound down
- pound ear
- pound for pound
- pound head in
- pound in (one's) head
- pound it
- pound of flesh
- pound of flesh, a
- pound on
- pound one’s ear
- pound one’s meat
- pound out
- pound salt
- pound sand
- pound some beers
- pound someone’s head in
- pound something out
- pound the books
- pound the pavement
- pound to a penny
- pound up
- take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves
- take care of the pennies, and the pounds will look after themselves
- take care of the pennies, and the pounds will take care of themselves
- ten pounds of shit in a five-pound bag
- the grey pound
- the pink pound
- tight with a pound
- wager (someone) a pound to a penny
- your pound of flesh