pounding

Definitions of pounding
  1. noun
    an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
    synonyms: throb, throbbing
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    type of:
    beat, heartbeat, pulsation, pulse
    the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
  2. noun
    repeated heavy blows
    synonyms: buffeting
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    type of:
    blow, bump
    an impact (as from a collision)
  3. noun
    the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
    “the pounding of feet on the hallway”
    synonyms: hammer, hammering, pound
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    type of:
    blow, buffet
    a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
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