pound, to

Definitions

Food

  • To bruise, break up and crush any hard food item to reduce it to a smooth consistency or a fine powder. Once done in a pestle and mortar but now usually done by mechanical means, e.g. food processor, grinder or powder mill.
  • To beat meat with a bat or specially-shaped hammer in order to tenderize it or flatten it into e.g. an escalope
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