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pummel

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verb, pum·mel \ˈpə-məl\

Simple Definition of pummel

  • : to repeatedly hit or punch (someone or something) very hard

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pummel

pummeled also pummelledpummeling also pummellingplay \ˈpə-mə-liŋ, ˈpəm-liŋ\

  1. :  pound, beat

Examples of pummel in a sentence

  1. <pummeled the mugger with her fists until help arrived>



Origin of pummel

alteration of pommel


First Known Use: 1548

Rhymes with pummel


PUMMEL Defined for Kids

pummel

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verb pum·mel \ˈpə-məl\

Definition of pummel for Students

pummeled also pummelledpummeling also pummelling

  1. 1 :  to hit repeatedly

  2. 2 :  to defeat badly





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