pum·​mel | \ ˈpə-məl How to pronounce pummel (audio) \
pummeled also pummelled; pummeling also pummelling\ ˈpə-​mə-​liŋ How to pronounce pummelling (audio) , ˈpəm-​liŋ \

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pummeled the mugger with her fists until help arrived
Recent Examples on the Web Minneapolis is currently facing a winter storm warning, as the region is pummeled with snow. Ben Kesslen, NBC News, "5 dead, 4 injured in Minneapolis high-rise fire," 27 Nov. 2019 Storms that pummeled the Midwest with snow are now heading your way, bringing strong winds with them. Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for November 27: Impeachment, weather, China, cannabis, animal law," 27 Nov. 2019 Today, the group is diminished and scattered, pummeled through years of US airstrikes and by quick raids and brutal street-by-street battles with Kurdish and Iraqi forces. BostonGlobe.com, "But he was an imposing figurehead, and his ability to elude the world’s most powerful intelligence services for so many years added to his mystique among his followers. He will be hard to replace.," 28 Oct. 2019 The storm system that began Friday evening, continued Saturday and into Sunday pummeled the state with fierce winds, lightning, rains, and knocked out power to homes and businesses. Amy Huschka, Detroit Free Press, "DTE Energy: 80K customers remain without power," 23 July 2019 Real estate and construction have been the backbone holding up the economy this year as exports and the labor market have been pummeled. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "Juice for China’s Economy Is Coming," 14 June 2019 The last few years have seen the group shift their interests towards various forms of extreme metal, and incorporate moments of death metal, black metal, and pummeling Sepultura-style nu-metal into their punk framework. Luca Cimarusti, Chicago Reader, "With Posthuman Harm’s Way deliver one of the scariest, heaviest records you’ll hear this year," 16 Mar. 2018 Last season, the Eagles pummeled Syracuse, 58-27, at the Carrier Dome as the team set a program record for most points scored in an ACC game. Andrew Lin, BostonGlobe.com, "2020 BC football schedule highlighted by visit from Clemson," 22 Jan. 2020 Strong winds pummeled Northeast Ohio Monday morning and left about 60,000 without power as temperatures hovered around the low 40s, FirstEnergy spokesman Chris Eck told cleveland.com Monday afternoon. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, "FirstEnergy slowly restoring power in Cuyahoga County, winds approached 70 mph," 30 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of pummel

1548, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pummel

alteration of pommel

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The first known use of pummel was in 1548

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20 Feb 2020

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“Pummel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pummelling?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=p&file=pummel02. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pummel

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


pum·​mel | \ ˈpə-məl How to pronounce pummel (audio) \
pummeled also pummelled; pummeling also pummelling

Kids Definition of pummel

1 : to hit repeatedly
2 : to defeat badly

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