Examples of pummel in a Sentence
pummeled the mugger with her fists until help arrived
Recent Examples of pummel from the Web
Almost eight months after Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico, tens of thousands of residents are still without electricity.
It was punctuated by the loop-de-loop, give-and-go goal between Miller and Nikita Kucherov along the right half-wall, which might as well have hypnotized netminder Tuukka Rask to sleep before Miller pummeled the puck over his glove shoulder.
Ten students were killed during a field trip as flash floods pummeled Israel.
The following September, Assad loyalists killed openly in the streets of Darayya as the army pummeled civilian homes with bombs and mortar rounds.
Egypt's weather agency says a sandstorm has hit parts of the country, closing several highways in the southern provinces, days after rare heavy rainfall pummeled the capital of Cairo and other parts of the North African country.
That may be especially true this year, as the first day of spring — which falls on Tuesday, March 20 — comes amid a brutal end of winter, where a trio of Nor’easters pummeled the East Coast over the last few weeks.
The ocean poured over the sea walls, flooding the low-lying streets and knocking out power as powerful winds pummeled the neighborhood.
The atmosphere is no different, and that’s what’s driving the seemingly constant loop of nor’easters pummeling New York and Boston.
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bash, bat, batter, beat, belabor, belt, birch, bludgeon, buffet, bung up, club, drub, flog, hammer, hide, lace, lash, lick, maul, mess (up), paddle, pelt, pommel, pound, punch out, rough (up), slate, slog, switch, tan, thrash, thresh, thump, wallop, whale, whip, whop (or whap), whup, work over;
assail, assault, attack, beset, box, bust, chop, clobber, clout, crack, cudgel, cuff, descend (on or upon), hit, jump (on), knock, lam, lay on, paste, pounce (on or upon), punch, raid, rush, slam, slap, smack, smash, sock, spank, storm, swat, swipe, thwack, whack, wham, whomp;
beat up on;
PUMMEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pummel for English Language Learners
: to repeatedly hit or punch (someone or something) very hard
PUMMEL Defined for Kids
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