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pummel

[puhm-uh l] /ˈpʌm əl/
verb (used with object), pummeled, pummeling or (especially British) pummelled, pummelling.
1.
to beat or thrash with or as if with the fists.
Also, pommel.
Origin of pummel
1540-1550
1540-50; alteration of pommel
Related forms
unpummeled, adjective
unpummelled, adjective
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  • And when the story was finished they dragged Roy from the bench and sat upon him and pummelled him joyfully.

    The Crimson Sweater Ralph Henry Barbour
  • "Don't you talk to mah sister that way," Jason shouted as he pummelled the doctor.

    The Premiere Richard Sabia
  • It was different when we were children and pummelled each other.'

    Corleone F. Marion Crawford
  • He gesticulated, he swore and he pummelled the cringing Hentzi.

  • The more David pummelled him, the greater was the Little Missioner's triumph.

    The Courage of Marge O'Doone James Oliver Curwood
  • Penrod pummelled till he was tired, and produced no greater effect.

    Penrod Booth Tarkington
  • She pummelled its cushions with her fists for some time and then put a pillow on it.

    Lalage's Lovers George A. Birmingham
  • The widow was pounded and pummelled until the police rescued her.

  • Her hands had pummelled every part of the boy's body; brooms were broken on him without beneficial results.

    The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • The baronet rose; and the butcher instantly took his head "into chancery," and pummelled him to his heart's content.

    The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4 George W. M. Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for pummelled

pummel

/ˈpʌməl/
verb -mels, -melling, -melled (US) -mels, -meling, -meled
1.
(transitive) to strike repeatedly with or as if with the fists Also (less commonly) pommel
Word Origin
C16: see pommel
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Word Origin and History for pummelled

pummel

v.

1540s, alteration of pommel in the verbal sense of "to beat repeatedly." In early use pumble, poumle; current spelling from c.1600. Related: Pummeled; pummeling.

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Slang definitions & phrases for pummelled

pummelled

adjective

Intoxicated with alcohol; also, beat up

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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