|Origin:||monter 'to go up', from Latin mons; MOUNT2|
to plan, organize, and begin an event or a course of action:
The National Gallery mounted an exhibition of Danish painting.
mount a campaign/challenge/search etc
Friends of the Earth are mounting a campaign to monitor the illegal logging of trees.
mount an assault/attack
Guerrillas have mounted an attack on the capital.
to increase gradually in amount or degree:
increase[intransitive usually in progressive]
Tension here is mounting, as we await the final result.
Casualties on both sides of the battle have continued to mount.
to get on a horse or bicycle [≠ dismount]:
horse/bicycle[intransitive and transitive] formal
He mounted his horse and rode on.
to go up a step or stairs:
go up[transitive] formal
He mounted the stairs and looked around him slowly.
A car suddenly mounted the pavement to avoid a vehicle coming in the opposite direction.
to fix a picture to a larger piece of stiff paper so that it looks more attractive
mount something on/onto something
Entries to the photography competition should be mounted on white paper.
if a male animal mounts a female animal, he gets up onto her back to have sex ➔ mounted
mount upphrasal verb
At £6 a ticket, the cost quickly mounts up.