(=weight) livre f (= 453g)
a pound of carrots une livre de carottes
→ a pound of cheese
Her weight was under ninety pounds. ~Elle pesait moins de quarante et un kilos
half a pound une demi-livre
half a pound of butter une demi-livre de beurre
→ half a pound of flour
(=money) livre f
a five-pound note un billet de cinq livres
How many euros do you get for a pound? Combien d'euros a-t-on pour une livre?
→ Beer cost three pounds a bottle.
→ jewellery worth millions of pounds
(for dogs, cats)
[+table, door, dashboard] marteler
He pounded the table with his fist. Il martela la table avec son poing.
→ The woman pounded the counter with her knuckles.
[wind, waves, rain] s'abattre sur
→ Hurricane Andrew lost a little of its power when it pounded the Bahamas
The ship was pounded by huge waves. D'énormes vagues battaient le navire.
[+streets, pavements] battre
→ You're never going to be able to pound the streets with a CD personal like you can with a tape player
to pound the pavement looking for work battre le pavé à la recherche d'un travail
→ the jobless millions who were pounding the pavement for work
[+grain, garlic, spices] piler
→ She paused as she pounded the maize grains.
→ Pound the garlic and salt together.
→ Serb artillery pounded Moslem positions
[heart] cogner dans sa poitrine My heart was pounding. Mon cœur cognait dans ma poitrine. → I'm sweating, my heart is pounding. I can't breathe. my heart pounded with joy mon cœur me battait de joie, mon cœur battait de joie her head was pounding le sang battait dans ses tempes → Her head was pounding and she felt sick. → he could hear only the blood pounding in his head
n livre f verte
n pouvoir m d'achat des gays
→ business now realizes that they've got to be more aware of the so-called pink pound
[wind, rain, waves] battre contre
→ a heavy sea pounding against rocks
[+door, table] frapper à grands coups à
→ Somebody began pounding on the front door.
[+tune, song] marteler
→ a powerhouse country and western band pounded out songs of unrequited love and mistreated wives
n pièce f d'une livre
a pound coin une pièce d'une livre
n symbole m de la livre sterling
n livre f sterling
n quart m de livre
adj d'un quart de livre