Google
English-Test.net
Find penpals and make new friends today!
 
to move heavily or awkwardly; to accumulate; to collect
lumber
fax
chain
incline
full quiz correct answer
 
Username
Password
 Remember me? 
Search   Album   FAQ   Memberlist   Profile   Private messages   Register   Log in 

meaning of pounded



 
ESL Forums | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests)
Meaning of 'errand' | Meaning of 'Put money towards'
listening exercises
Message
Author
meaning of pounded #1 (permalink) Sat Feb 24, 2007 16:56 pm   meaning of pounded
 

Synonyms Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #109 "Synonyms for beat", question 1

Jacob called the police and the emergency, because his neighbour ......... his wife black and blue.

(a) pounded
(b) beat
(c) hit
(d) crashed

Synonyms Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #109 "Synonyms for beat", answer 1

Jacob called the police and the emergency, because his neighbour beat his wife black and blue.

Correct answer: (b) beat
_________________________

What should "pounted" mean?

Logar
Logar
Guest





meaning of pounded #2 (permalink) Sat Feb 24, 2007 21:48 pm   meaning of pounded
 

1) To pound (on) = To beat physically/punch/maul (He pounded on the wall.)
2) To pound = To defeat severely (The Packers pounded the Vikings, 31-7.)
3) To pound = To eat voraciously (He pounded the Big Mac.)

The first use may include the preposition "on" -- He pounded on the wall. He pounded on his wife. He pounded on the door. etc.

In fact, it is better to use "on" in this case, which is why "beat" is a better option than "pounded" in your sentence.

I'd like to hear the thoughts of others regarding the merits of pounding something (physically) vs. pounding on something (physically).
_________________
Billie Jean is not my lover. Hee.
Prezbucky
I'm a Communicator ;-)


Joined: 07 Nov 2006
Posts: 2625
Location: Nashville, TN (USA)

How do you use the English Prepositions correctly?English grammar exercises — improve your English knowledge and vocabulary skillsAre you a native speaker of English? Then you should read this!Learn how to explore English words! Subscribe to free email English course
meaning of pounded #3 (permalink) Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:11 am   meaning of pounded
 

I'm getting an impression that "pounding" is something associated with "great vengeance & furious anger..." ;)
But jokes aside, it's associated with some strong feelings.
You just cannot "pound" being dead calm.
_________________
I find your Lack of Faith disturbing!
The Force is out there!
Gheon
I'm here quite often ;-)


Joined: 04 Apr 2010
Posts: 252
Location: Center of Universe, Jedi Academy

meaning of pounded #4 (permalink) Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:15 am   meaning of pounded
 

Quote:
1) He pounded on his wife.

The rest of the examples are fine to use, but you should never use 'pound on' when the object is a person!

'Beat' is the correct term because that is what he did. 'Pound' explains how he did it.

Consider this extension to the original example:
"When he beat her, he pounded his wife until she was black and blue."

What he did was to beat her.
How he beat her was by pounding her, as opposed to any other manner.

It is only a very subtle difference, and English speakers might well just say,
"He pounded her".
_________________
"Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened."
Terry Pratchett
Beeesneees
Language Coach


Joined: 08 Apr 2010
Posts: 39144
Location: UK, born and bred

Display posts from previous:   
Meaning of 'errand' | Meaning of 'Put money towards'
ESL Forums | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests) All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1
Latest topics on ESL EFL Forums
Asking about this particular questionwhat does insecurity mean?Use "filthy" just in the meaning of "dirty"I've got my mind set on youWhat does 'the devil's advocate' mean?Don't forget to buy Monica a present...you(s) own vs you(p) own"to buy out" vs. "to buy up".Difference between all synonyms of 'exchange'Thrash versus strikeStrike versus beatHow do you use STRIKE, POUNDED and BEAT?"well done" vs. "well made"

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Get FREE English course via e-mail