Pummeling



[puhm-uh l] /ˈpʌm əl/

verb (used with object), pummeled, pummeling or (especially British) pummelled, pummelling.
1.
to beat or thrash with or as if with the fists.
/ˈpʌməl/
verb -mels, -melling, -melled (US) -mels, -meling, -meled
1.
(transitive) to strike repeatedly with or as if with the fists Also (less commonly) pommel
v.

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.

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