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 pummeling
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
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.