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mount verb

1 organize sth

ADV. successfully The company successfully mounted a takeover bid in 1996.

2 increase

ADV. quickly, rapidly | steadily | gradually | hourly Election fever is mounting hourly. | up The cost quickly mounts up.

VERB + MOUNT begin to, continue to

3 picture/jewel, etc.

ADV. beautifully The prints were beautifully mounted. | carefully | directly The switch is mounted directly on the wall. | horizontally, vertically

PREP. in The diamond is mounted in gold. | on The specimens were carefully mounted on slides.