- 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(figurative) She pummeled (= strongly criticized) her opponents. pummel (at something) Her fists pummeled at his chest.
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