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pound

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."
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pounds

n. dollars; money. (see also give one one’s pounds.) How many pounds does this thing cost?
See also: pound
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By giving the balloon these cubic dimensions, and filling it with hydrogen gas, instead of common air--the former being fourteen and a half times lighter and weighing therefore only two hundred and seventy-six pounds--a difference of three thousand seven hundred and twenty-four pounds in equilibrium is produced; and it is this difference between the weight of the gas contained in the balloon and the weight of the surrounding atmosphere that constitutes the ascensional force of the former.
Him fella Sati buy 'm slop chest along plantation two tens pounds and one fella pound.
He had three hundred pounds to find on the twenty-fourth of the month, and twenty thousand pounds to find in February eighteen hundred and fifty.
The problem, therefore, is this-- What thickness ought a cast-iron shell to have in order not to weight more than 20,000 pounds? Our clever secretary will soon enlighten us upon this point."
But the twenty pounds' worth of seed-corn had been planted in vain in the seductive green plot--all of it at least which had not been dispersed by the roadside--and Fred found himself close upon the term of payment with no money at command beyond the eighty pounds which he had deposited with his mother.
But I would wager four thousand pounds that such a journey, made under these conditions, is impossible."
"I don't suppose anyone likes losing between three and four hundred pounds."
"Oh, grandpapa, did you not say the colt sold for five pounds more than you expected?
"You take 'm one fella pound along me," was the answer.
You'll get in, I'se uphaud - and your thirty pounds will get in, too.'
An' the owners paid a fine tull the Government of a hundred pounds each for them.
"Five hundred pounds is a good bit of money, though; isn't it, Moody?"
Their mother had nothing, and their father only seven thousand pounds in his own disposal; for the remaining moiety of his first wife's fortune was also secured to her child, and he had only a life-interest in it.
Gamfield's most sanguine estimate of his finances could not raise them within full five pounds of the desired amount; and, in a species of arthimetical desperation, he was alternately cudgelling his brains and his donkey, when passing the workhouse, his eyes encountered the bill on the gate.
It was derived under her father's will, and it amounted to the sum of twenty thousand pounds. Besides this, she had a life-interest in ten thousand pounds more, which latter amount was to go, on her decease, to her aunt Eleanor, her father's only sister.