pound (something) into (someone or something)(redirected from pound into them)
pound (something) into (someone or something)
1. To strike something repeatedly, as with a hammer, until it penetrates some surface or thing. Next, you need to pound these nails into the wall.
2. To commit some piece of information into one's or someone else's long-term memory, especially through intense repetition. How many times do I have to pound it into your head? Do not drive my car unless I give you permission first! I've just been trying to pound these formulas into my head for the big test tomorrow!
See also: pound
hammer something into someone and pound something into someone
hammer someone in; pound someone in Fig. to teach something to someone intensively, as if one were driving the information in by force. Her parents had hammered good manners into her head since she was a child. They hammered in good manners every day. They pounded proper behavior into the children.