pummel

[ puhm-uh l ]
/ ˈpʌm əl /

verb (used with object), pum·meled, pum·mel·ing or (especially British) pum·melled, pum·mel·ling.

to beat or thrash with or as if with the fists.
Also pommel.

Origin of pummel

First recorded in 1540–50; alteration of pommel

OTHER WORDS FROM pummel

un·pum·meled, adjectiveun·pum·melled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pummeled

pummel
/ (ˈpʌməl) /

verb -mels, -melling or -melled or US -mels, -meling or -meled

(tr) to strike repeatedly with or as if with the fistsAlso (less commonly): pommel

Word Origin for pummel

C16: see pommel
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