- to beat or thrash with or as if with the fists.
Origin of pummel
Related Words for pummeledknock, pelt, trounce, punch, crush, thrash, smack, batter, bash, wallop, lash, flog, maul, whip, pound, hit, club, cudgel, ram, clout
Examples from the Web for pummeled
Contemporary Examples of pummeled
And that time, his face was pummeled to a pulp by the Governor.Andrew Lincoln Wants Rick to End With Johnny Cash and the Sunset
October 14, 2014
Engaged by an angry mob upon arrival, Nixon and his wife were yelled at, spat on, and pummeled with rocks.Castro Visit Causes Catastrophic Muttering in Caracas
March 6, 2014
By that time, I had been pummeled with so much, for so long, that I recall just staring at the pages, stunned.Does Jeffrey MacDonald Belong in Jail?
January 3, 2013
The storm also pummeled the East Village and Lower East Side, turning the neighborhoods into a veritable Waterworld.Seven Shocking New York City Flooding Videos
October 30, 2012
Had the party nominated me, I would have pummeled Obama in the debates and won the election.Newt’s Only Hope: Re-elect Obama
February 6, 2012
Historical Examples of pummeled
They dove for him, hauled him out of the bed, and pummeled him with sheer delight.The Golden Skull
He could have pummeled the irreverent knot of gamins who mimicked it grotesquely.The Incendiary
W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
But now he was on top and he pummeled his opponent to a pulp.
They clinched and pummeled when they could and where they could.Flying U Ranch
B. M. Bower
I never was whipped, though I was pummeled severely at times.Vandemark's Folly
- (tr) to strike repeatedly with or as if with the fistsAlso (less commonly): pommel
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.