verb (used with object), pum·meled, pum·mel·ing or (especially British) pum·melled, pum·mel·ling.
- pumice country,
- pumice stone,
- pump box,
- pump gun,
- pump iron
Origin of pummel
Examples from the Web for pummel
Since then, conflict has continued to pummel much of the eastern part of the Congo, but Kisangani has remained relatively calm.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Sunday, Iroquois defenders used them to intimidate and pummel Canadians in a second-half surge.A Millennium After Inventing the Game, the Iroquois Are Lacrosse’s New Superpower|Evin Demirel|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In an attempt to vanquish the monster, the superheroes step in and pummel him, knocking him to the ground.The Rise of Superhero Therapy: Comic Books as Psychological Treatment|Alex Suskind|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Barbie Nadeau on how one botched road could pummel Italy's economy.The Mafia-Built Highway That Could Cost Italy $471 Million|Barbie Latza Nadeau|July 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A Wiig character invariably has a captive audience—including us—which they pummel with their own anxiety.
Blindly encounter each other and pummel soundly till change.Our American Cousin|Tom Taylor
Something of this seemed to dawn on Dan Cassell as the boy he sought to pummel dodged his attack with such cleverness.The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly|Margaret Burnham
But to pummel was one thing, and to arouse Mr. Ketch was another.The Channings|Mrs. Henry Wood
Each cavalier has also on the pummel of his saddle a tabolcan.Early Travels in Palestine|Arculf et al.
He said afterwards he felt mad enough to jump down off the platform and pummel half a dozen big boys on the front seat.
verb -mels, -melling or -melled or US -mels, -meling or -meled
Word Origin for pummel
1540s, alteration of pommel in the verbal sense of "to beat repeatedly." In early use pumble, poumle; current spelling from c.1600. Related: Pummeled; pummeling.