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Definition of pummel verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [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.
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