pound down


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pound down

To strike downward (on something) repeatedly and forcefully. A noun or pronoun can be used between "pound" and "down." We need to pound these stakes down with something heavy so the tent doesn't get blown away in the wind. He went around with a sledgehammer, pounding down the bumps and bends in the sheet of metal.
See also: down, pound

pound something down

to hammer, flatten, or batter something. Please pound that nail down so that no one gets hurt on it. Yes, please pound down that nail!
See also: down, pound
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The sliding euro has pulled the value of the Irish pound down against sterling which is outside the EU single currency.
Black women need to pound down the doors every week.
Pound down as Catalonia talks continue THE pound lost ground against a stronger euro as investor jitters around Catalan independence momentarily eased.
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The government needs to begin talking up the euro to bring the value of the pound down to a level that will enable manufactures to compete in Europe.
The Bank of England's monetary committee has awarded itself the job of massaging the pound down from its present unwelcome pinnacle - unwelcome to everyone not going on a foreign holiday, that is.