Examples of pummel in a Sentence
pummeled the mugger with her fists until help arrived
Recent Examples of pummel from the Web
MUMBAI, India — More than 1,000 people have died in floods across South Asia this summer, and as sheets of incessant rain pummeled the vast region on Tuesday, worries grew that the death toll would rise along with the floodwaters.
In fact, the Belgian army—pummeled relentlessly by German dive-bombers, tanks, and artillery for more than two weeks and running out of food and ammunition—was already in the throes of disintegration.
Time and time again, Earth has been pummeled by asteroids, but that ancient record is often faded and dubious.
Mutant South stage War on Women: The punks from Baltimore pack a punch with pummeling drums and overtly feminist lyrics touting the necessity of female empowerment, inclusivity across gender lines and strong policies to combat assault.
Government forces had kept Homs’ al-Waer under siege nearly two years, pummeling the residents with air strikes and barring the U.N. from sending food and medical supplies to the estimated 75,000 people trapped inside.
Even American Eagle Outfitters Inc., regarded as a bright spot in the industry, has gotten pummeled.
On Sunday, President Trump tweeted out a gif of himself clotheslining someone, knocking him to the ground, and then pummeling him at an old WWE event.
As strikes pummeled the Old City on Sunday, hundreds of civilians fled.
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Origin and Etymology of pummel
First Known Use: 1548See Words from the same year
Synonymsbash, baste, bat, batter, belabor, belt, birch, bludgeon, buffet, bung up, club, curry, do, drub, fib [British], flog, hammer, hide, lace, lambaste (or lambast), lash, lather, lick, maul, mess (up), paddle, pelt, pommel, pound, beat, punch out, rough (up), slate, slog, switch, tan, thrash, thresh, thump, tromp, wallop, whale, whip, whop (or whap), whup, work over
Related Wordsassail, 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; blackjack, cane, cowhide, flagellate, fustigate, horsewhip, leather, pistol-whip, rawhide, scourge, strap; gore, lacerate, wound; maim, mangle, mutilate
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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