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
Example sentences from the Web for pummel
A security camera’s recording of their encounter, viewed by The Washington Post, shows Onoja pinning Hall’s arms with his knees, pummeling him and showering him in pepper spray.These are the police misconduct lawsuits the public hears little about|Paul Schwartzman|December 25, 2020|Washington Post
That changed in 2017 when the city and county’s fumbling response to a deadly hepatitis A outbreak pummeled San Diego’s homeless population made national and international headlines.Morning Report: Faulconer’s Complicated Homelessness Legacy|Voice of San Diego|December 7, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Toward the end of 2017, though, many North Shore homeowners decided to ignore prior denials and armored their shorelines with sandbags and heavy fabric as waves pummeled their properties.How Famous Surfers and Wealthy Homeowners Are Endangering Hawaii’s Beaches|by Sophie Cocke, Honolulu Star-Advertiser|December 5, 2020|ProPublica
Current conditions in Chadron, OH where snow continues to pummel the area.PM Update: Clear and cold tonight, then it’s a bit warmer Thursday|Ian Livingston|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
He completed a single pass for 13 yards and threw two interceptions as Denver was pummelled by a New Orleans Saints team that didn’t look that much better.
Conservatives are pummeling Marco Rubio—which is the best thing that could have happened to him.
Unfortunately, they were pummeling the Labour Party, which had given them most of those powers.
Has the pummeling of Rick Perry sent conservative pundits reeling?
Romney, unlike Bachmann, has been pummeling Perry on the issue.
Gail Hartman pummeling a gun-wielding criminal in The River Wild.
There had been none while their possessor had been pummeling the wretch.The Landloper|Holman Day
In Percy's wrathful condition the reference to the pummeling he had received from Jabe came like a dash of acid in a raw wound.Jim Spurling, Fisherman|Albert Walter Tolman
Pummeling some rude fellow who needed it was a satisfaction.Strange Stories of the Great River|Abbie Johnston Grosvenor
And there was the devil and a Smalander, who were pummeling each other with might and main.The Swedish Fairy Book|Various
Pummeling the old horse with rifle-stock and heels, I headed him for the stream.With the Indians in the Rockies|James Willard Schultz