Pronunciation: (pāv'munt), [key]
1. a paved road, highway, etc.
2. a paved surface, ground covering, or floor.
3. a material used for paving.
4. Atlantic States and Brit.sidewalk.
5. pound the pavement, Informal.to walk the streets in order to accomplish something: If you're going to find work you'd better start pounding the pavement.
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