to beat or thrash with or as if with the fists.
- Also pommel.
- un·pum·meled, adjective
- un·pum·melled, adjective
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How to use pummel in a sentence
She and her colleagues pummeled diamond with powerful lasers.
Amid freezing temperatures, nearly half a million Texans remained without power Thursday morning after a record-breaking winter storm pummeled the state’s power grid and left millions without access to heat and electricity.Nearly 200,000 People Still Lack Power Amid Snow, Subzero Temperatures Across Texas. Here’s How To Help | Madeleine Carlisle | February 18, 2021 | Time
With winter weather pummeling the nation this week, warming up by a fire becomes more of a necessity than a comfort.
He visited Southern California for the Super Bowl, arriving shortly before the city was pummeled by a rare snowstorm.
But, Cohan cautions, the cold weather system that pummeled the Lone Star State was widespread, and also stressed the grids of neighboring states like Oklahoma.
They led and countered and pummelled each other till the perspiration poured down their faces and they had begun to breathe hard.The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith
Next an anonymous Irish Member fell over the bench on to Saunderson's knee, and was there incontinently but heartily pummelled.
Then we tapped and pummelled and pressed imaginary springs till we were nearly sick of it—there was nothing to guide us.Uncanny Tales | Mary Louisa Molesworth
Upon this bed the ice is put, broken and pummelled, and beaten down together in the usual manner.Cottage Economy | William Cobbett
Lake and the editor quarrelled—pummelled each other—neither know nor care what it was about.New Grub Street | George Gissing
British Dictionary definitions for pummel
(tr) to strike repeatedly with or as if with the fists: Also (less commonly): pommel
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