pummel

[puhm-uhl]
verb (used with object), pummeled, pummeling or (especially British) pummelled, pummelling.
to beat or thrash with or as if with the fists.
Also, pommel.


Origin:
1540–50; alteration of pommel

unpummeled, adjective
unpummelled, adjective
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pummel (ˈpʌməl)
 
vb , (US) -mels, -melling, -melled, -mels, -meling, -meled
(tr) Also (less commonly): pommel to strike repeatedly with or as if with the fists
 
[C16: see pommel]

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pummel
1540s, alteration of pommel in the verbal sense of "to beat repeatedly."
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Example sentences
Despite the pummeling wind, they forced their way up to the bivouac ledge.
Instead, they hijack your natural affinity for visual shortcuts by pummeling
  your brain with advertising.
The student didn't so much smuggle the wafer out as he ran with it, one step
  ahead of the people who were pummeling him.
At that time, scientists believe, life-threatening asteroids were still
  periodically pummeling the planet.
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