Examples of pummel in a Sentence
pummeled the mugger with her fists until help arrived
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Then in August, global investors seized on a brief Chinese experiment with a freer currency to pummel the yuan.
Winds up to 45 mph were expected to pummel areas north of San Francisco where at least 23 people have died and at least 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed.
Overfishing has also pummeled open-ocean fish stocks, including wild tuna.
But Maddow’s 15-minute report also proved how pleas for aid posted on social networks in the hurricane’s aftermath helped keep media attention on the smallest of the US Virgin Islands, even has Irma pummeled its way up Florida’s coast.
And late last month, the Trop hosted a three-game series between the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros that had to be relocated from Houston’s Minute Maid Field after Hurricane Harvey pummeled Texas’s Gulf Coast.
Barely a week after Harvey pummeled the Texas coastline, the atmosphere is back at it again.
Back in 2008, when Hurricane Ike pummeled Texas, the Galveston Arts Center sustained steep losses.
During the song, Ezra gets pummeled by his fellow inmates while Aria looks on in horror, and Mona presides over it all with the air of someone who definitely does not care if one of her charges ends up in the hospital.
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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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