[puhm-uh l] /ˈpʌm əl/
verb (used with object), pummeled, pummeling or (especially British) pummelled, pummelling.
to beat or thrash with or as if with the fists.
verb -mels, -melling, -melled (US) -mels, -meling, -meled
(transitive) to strike repeatedly with or as if with the fists Also (less commonly) pommel
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.
Intoxicated with alcohol; also, beat up
[puhm-uh-loh] /ˈpʌm əˌloʊ/ noun, plural pummelos. 1. .
[puhmp] /pʌmp/ noun 1. an apparatus or machine for raising, driving, exhausting, or compressing fluids or gases by means of a piston, plunger, or set of rotating vanes. 2. Engineering, Building Trades. a shore having a jackscrew in its foot for adjusting the length or for bearing more firmly against the structure to be sustained. […]
[puhmp-ak-shuh n] /ˈpʌmpˌæk ʃən/ adjective 1. (of a shotgun or rifle) having an action that extracts the empty case, loads, and cocks the piece by means of a hand-operated lever that slides backward and forward; slide-action. adjective 1. (of a shotgun or other repeating firearm) operated by a slide-action mechanism feeding ammunition from a magazine […]
noun 1. the practice of buying shares, generating favourable publicity about them, especially on the internet, then selling them when the price accordingly rises modifier : Investigators reported two ”pump-and-dump” schemes in which Canadian companies were heavily hyped on computer bulletin board services. Their stock prices tripled or more in a short time, then collapsed […]