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Definition of pummel verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    pummel

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈpʌml//
     
    [transitive, intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pummel
     
    he / she / it pummels
     
    past simple pummeled ()pummelled
     
    -ing form pummeling ()pummelling
     
     
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  1. 1to keep hitting someone or something hard, especially with your fists (= tightly closed hands) pummel somebody/something (with something) He pummeled the pillow with his fists.
  2. 2(figurative) She pummeled (= strongly criticized) her opponents. pummel (at something) Her fists pummeled at his chest.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pummel