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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
References in classic literature ?
I go to rescue,' and Hurree, pounding down the slope, cast himself bodily upon the delighted and astonished Kim, who was banging his breathless foe's head against a boulder.
Feet start pounding down the road, With some carrying an extra load, Like Mickey, Minnie or Donald Duck.
According to the local daily The Oklahoman, one man died at his home in Garvin County, where hailstones as large as golf balls came pounding down. Another person died after being trapped in the rubble near Connerville.
The night is cold and delicate and full of angels Pounding down the living.
For instance, in my neck of the woods the heaviest trails are generally made by cattle and/or winter elk Pounding down trails atop snow.
Ohuruogu, Britain's only athletics gold in Beijing in 2008, won in 50.42secs, pounding down the final straight to pip world champion Amantle Montsho of Botswana.
Yet somehow a trip to the post office for a second class stamp (albeit an adventure in itself in some parts of the country) as your contributor suggests, would surely leave the young protester feeling short changed if democracy in action amounts only to pounding down on one's keyboard.
MEXICO CITY -- Torrential rains are pounding down on coffee production and trade routes in Central America, supplier of 10% of the world's coffee beans.
Both players were regularly pounding down serves over the 120mph mark but Melzer eventually crumbled under the pressure.
"We knew Oxford were going to hammer off the start but we kept pounding down the straights.
The Angel of the North, Penshaw Monument, horses galloping across the sands at Bamburgh, the iconic Teesside view of Roseberry Topping, water pounding down High Force into the River Tees.
For the latter, I chose the Instinct jacket--a breathable waterproof, windproof rain jacket just right for when the strong winds turned cold or the rain came pounding down. At the end of the hunt, I was impressed by how comfortable I could remain in such wide-ranging conditions, and I'm sold on the APX concept.
Roddick needed just one hour 42 minutes to blast Ferrero from the Arthur Ashe stadium, pounding down 23 aces.
It was just coincidence that the remnants of Hurricane Isidore were pelting the Northeast of the United States while we interviewed Citizens Bank investment banker Mark Young on the telephone, but the heavy rains pounding down outside his offices in Boston and ours in New York seemed a fitting backdrop to his assessment of the economy.