Examples of pummel in a Sentence
pummeled the mugger with her fists until help arrived
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Complicating the calculus for Mr. Trump has been the storm pummeling Texas, the state with the second-highest concentration of DACA recipients, after California.
The driver said Polk pummeled him in the face and jaw.
In pummeling Hardin-Simmons in 1932, before Dutch Meyer took over as coach, the Frogs held the Cowboys to minus-32 yards.
Charlotte’s big banks are making donations to Hurricane Irma relief efforts, even as their own operations continue to face the storm pummeling the Southeast.
The Nittany Lions logged a 52-0 win over Akron in a Sept. 2 season opener, and pummeled Pitt, 33-14, on Sept. 9.
As Hurricane Irma pummels along on its destructive path towards Florida, Kenny Chesney is calling on his fans to help the small Caribbean islands left devastated.
And after a long session of humble contrition on Tuesday in which senators from both parties pummeled him -- including questions from Democrats on the lender’s continued reliance on forced arbitration for customers -- Sloan bit back.
As Hurricane Harvey was still pummeling Houston, Mexico reached out with an offer of help.
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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
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