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
Wind and rain pummel the domes, sculpting peaks and valleys.
It allows players to pummel opponents, with little or no punishment, with late and excessive hits.
Stoppers relish the opportunity to corner and pummel the interlopers.
His interview method was to coax rather than pummel.
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