pummel

play
verb pum·mel \ ˈpə-məl \

Definition of pummel

pummeled also pummelled; pummeling also pummelling play \ˈpə-mə-liŋ, ˈpəm-liŋ\

Examples of pummel in a Sentence

  1. pummeled the mugger with her fists until help arrived

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Origin and Etymology of pummel

alteration of pommel


PUMMEL Defined for English Language Learners

pummel

play
verb

Definition of pummel for English Language Learners

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


PUMMEL Defined for Kids

pummel

play
verb pum·mel \ ˈpə-məl \

Definition of pummel for Students

pummeled also pummelled; pummeling also pummelling
1 :to hit repeatedly
2 :to defeat badly


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