Definition of pummel verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pummel

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpʌml//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌml//
 
[transitive, intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pummel
BrE BrE//ˈpʌml//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌml//
 
he / she / it pummels
BrE BrE//ˈpʌmlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌmlz//
 
past simple pummelled
BrE BrE//ˈpʌmld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌmld//
 
past participle pummelled
BrE BrE//ˈpʌmld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌmld//
 
(US English) past simple pummeled
BrE BrE//ˈpʌmld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌmld//
 
(US English) past participle pummeled
BrE BrE//ˈpʌmld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌmld//
 
-ing form pummelling
BrE BrE//ˈpʌmlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌmlɪŋ//
 
(US English) -ing form pummeling
BrE BrE//ˈpʌmlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌmlɪŋ//
 
 
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to keep hitting somebody/something hard, especially with your fists (= tightly closed hands) pummel somebody/something (with something) He pummelled the pillow with his fists. (figurative) She pummelled (= strongly criticized) her opponents. He saw the other man being pummelled by the crowd. pummel (at something) Her fists pummelled at his chest. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: variant of pommel.
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