Examples of pummel in a Sentence
pummeled the mugger with her fists until help arrived
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According to the National Weather Service Aviation Weather Center, one pilot reported that the nor’easter currently pummeling the East Coast resulted in sickening turbulence for passengers en route to D.C. on Friday morning.
At a new well site in Hell’s Gate, the noise was deafening as gargantuan machinery pummeled the ground.
Tubbs scored a game-high 26 points as the unranked Nighthawks pummeled No. 4 Alaska Anchorage 104-78 to move into a tie for first place in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference standings with one regular-season game remaining.
But Katrina, which pummeled the New Orleans area, the Mississippi Gulf Coast and southeast Florida in 2005, remains No. 1.
The company never confirmed a potential foray, but rumors of its plans to sell pharmaceuticals pummeled the stocks of rival stores and pharmaceutical middlemen known as pharmaceutical-benefit managers.
That pales in comparison to the spectacle this week of towering waves — some up to 60 feet high (think twice the size of a second-story home) — that pummeled the coast and created dangerous conditions for beachgoers and some businesses.
The regime, with the help of Russian bombers, is pummelling the remaining rebel pockets.
Meanwhile, both sides pummeled each other, the rebels with rockets, mortars and explosive gas canisters.
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Origin and Etymology of pummel
First Known Use: 1548See Words from the same year
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;
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