Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Pound"

The meaning of "Pound" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does One pound is not gonna cut it. You have to take 2
mean?
A: Things like this are usually learned through talking or hearing other people say it. That is how I've learned most of the idioms I know. To be honest, I do not know the origin of most of the idioms I know. However, I think the best way to learn about them would be to either talk with a native speaker or watch shows that are in English. This way, you will be able to hear these phrases being used and you will be able to naturally start to understand the meaning. Other than this way, you might be able to search for other common idioms and learn that way. Usually, when you search for other idioms online, the meaning of the idiom is also given.
Q: What does pound on you mean?
A: To "pound" on someone means to hit them.
Q: What does ..he weighs five pounds soaking wet. mean?
A: It means that they are very light weight or skinny. When you are wet you weigh more so if they only weigh 5 pounds when wet it means they are very light.
Q: What does pounds and miles. mean?
A: A pound is a weight measurement,and a mile is measuring distance.
Q: What does reclaim her from the pound (in the 2nd paragraph) mean?
A: @monica8: The pound is an animal shelter, so it's saying that they are getting the dog back from the people that have many animals in a building.

Example sentences using "Pound"

Q: Please show me example sentences with pound.
A: - Can you tell me you current weight in pounds.
- Pound is the the currency of Europe.
Q: Please show me example sentences with what does "pound the liquids" to someone who cought a cold mean?.
A: The person was using slang to say "drink a lot of fluids, like water."

"Pound the liquids" was just a funny way of saying it. It's not a common expression. The person just made it up. The slang "to pound something" is sometimes used to mean "drink, eat, or use a lot of something."

"C'mon, let's go pound some beers."
Q: Please show me example sentences with pound, pounds, pounding and pounded please .
A: @therealbanksy@Andawoo I don't get it
Q: Please show me example sentences with pounds .
A: As a noun, a unit of mass
-Two pounds of beef, please.

As a verb, to hit with force.
-I pounded the beef.

Synonyms of "Pound" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between pound and quid ?
A: @Miki_J 同じ意味です。
Q: What is the difference between two pounds of rice and two kilos of rice ?
A: A pound is part of the imperial system. A kilogram is part of the metric system.
1 pound=.453593kg
1 kg=2.20462 pounds
Q: What is the difference between to pound and to knock and to hit ?
A: “To pound” something would be repetitive
“To knock” may mean to hit something lightly or hit something accidentally
“To hit” would be to hit something intentionally/on purpose
Q: What is the difference between pounds and kilograms ?
A: They're both used to measure weight.
Kilograms is part of the metric system (Used in majority of the world)
Pounds is part of the imperial system (Used in the US and a couple other places)
Q: What is the difference between a and per and She will earn 10 pounds per/a day ?
A: @Vigirugo: It means the same thing. Per might put more emphasis on the daily.

Translations of "Pound"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? how many pounds does a kilogram ?
A: How many pounds are in a kilogram?
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? 579 pounds 82
Five hundreds and seventy nine pounds eighty two is correct ?
A: Five hundred and seventy nine pound(s) eighty two (pence)
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? pound. Because we use in Brazil kilograms so I'd like to know the difference between them.
A: For the weight measurement "pound" it is mostly used for the same things as "kilogram", they just have different amounts.

Technically, "pound" is defined by the amount of gravitational force and kilogram is defined by the mass. So if you travel to a different planet (for a different amount of gravity) with a scale, then the scale should say you have a different weight in pounds but the same mass in kilograms.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)?  Penny wise, pound foolish
A: Very similar.
A penny wise and a dollar foolish.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I am in for 10 pounds.
A: I can contribute $10 towards the charity.

**In the United States we do not use pounds as currency, in contrast, we use the U.S. Dollar **

Other questions about "Pound"

Q: Recently even most of Japanese don't pound steamed rice to make rice cake, so I think you guys could have a valuable experience. does this sound natural?
A: Since nowadays most Japanese don’t pound mochi, I think it would be a valuable experience.
Q: I put 8 pounds. does this sound natural?
A: Usually people would say “I put on 8 pounds.” Similar to putting on clothes, you are putting on weight.
Q: I want to shed some pounds to become tempting. does this sound natural?
A: I want to lose a few pounds of weight in order to look attractive.
Q: 1.I got 20 pounds fatter.
2.I gained 20 pounds.

which is more natural or any other expression is?
A: It's not that it doesn't make sense... it sounds weird and a bit rude. Also number 2 is the polite way of saying it.
Q: If I woke up knowing I had 1 million pounds, I'd be blow away does this sound natural?
A: "If I woke up knowing that I had a million pounds, I'd be blown away" sounds better :)

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