verb (used with object), pum·meled, pum·mel·ing or (especially British) pum·melled, pum·mel·ling.
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Origin of pummel
OTHER WORDS FROM pummelun·pum·meled, adjectiveun·pum·melled, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for pummel
Over the next few years, I wore it out at Ocean Beach dozens of times, scoring one memorable tube ride but mostly getting pummeled.
I am afraid if I point it out, then I will get pummeled and will lose everyone anyway.Carolyn Hax: Her heart isn’t hurtful, but her voice can sound like it is|Carolyn Hax|April 8, 2021|Washington Post
When researchers pummeled diamond with powerful lasers, they not only increased the pressure in the material, but also raised its temperature to thousands of degrees C, Conover says.We revisit last year’s COVID-19 questions, readers weigh in on tuataras and more|Science News Staff|April 4, 2021|Science News
Blast waves may have pummeled a 100,000-square-kilometer area of the ice sheet, the team estimates.A meteor may have exploded over Antarctica 430,000 years ago|Sid Perkins|March 31, 2021|Science News
The flu was thought to be waning by then, but in fact in many places it was still pummeling the population.This Year's World Series Isn't the First Played During a Pandemic. Here's What Happened to Baseball in 1918|Melissa August|October 23, 2020|Time
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
Romney let the Obama campaign pummel and define him as the profiteering-job destroyer from Bain.
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
So manage the saddle that with one swing it will 'light on the horse's back with the pummel towards the horse's head (Fig. 207).The Book of Camp-Lore and Woodcraft|Dan Beard
Chunky bristled, but restrained himself, though he would have liked to fall on Tad Butler and pummel him.The Pony Rider Boys in New England|Frank Gee Patchin
Never allow the reins to hang loosely on the horses neck, crutch, or pummel of the saddle.Graceful Riding|S. C. Waite
I would get another herdsman; but as for my wife, I'd tie her to the pummel of my saddle, and drag her like that to my castle.Eyes Like the Sea|Mr Jkai
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