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pum·mel

 (pŭm′əl)
tr.v. pum·meled, pum·mel·ing, pum·mels also pum·melled or pum·mel·ling
1. To beat or batter, as with the fists: The angry crowd pummeled the thief. See Synonyms at beat.
2. To cause to undergo harm or loss: news that pummeled the stock market.
3. To attack or harry verbally: was pummeled with criticism.

[Alteration of pommel.]

pummel

(ˈpʌməl)
vb, -mels, -melling or -melled, -mels, -meling or -meled
(tr) to strike repeatedly with or as if with the fists. Also (less commonly): pommel
[C16: see pommel]

pum•mel

(ˈpʌm əl)

v.t. -meled, -mel•ing (esp. Brit.) -melled, -mel•ling.
to beat or thrash with or as if with the fists.
[1540–50; alter. of pommel]

Pummel

 of masseurs—Lipton, 1970.

pummel


Past participle: pummelled
Gerund: pummelling

Imperative
pummel
pummel
Present
I pummel
you pummel
he/she/it pummels
we pummel
you pummel
they pummel
Preterite
I pummelled
you pummelled
he/she/it pummelled
we pummelled
you pummelled
they pummelled
Present Continuous
I am pummelling
you are pummelling
he/she/it is pummelling
we are pummelling
you are pummelling
they are pummelling
Present Perfect
I have pummelled
you have pummelled
he/she/it has pummelled
we have pummelled
you have pummelled
they have pummelled
Past Continuous
I was pummelling
you were pummelling
he/she/it was pummelling
we were pummelling
you were pummelling
they were pummelling
Past Perfect
I had pummelled
you had pummelled
he/she/it had pummelled
we had pummelled
you had pummelled
they had pummelled
Future
I will pummel
you will pummel
he/she/it will pummel
we will pummel
you will pummel
they will pummel
Future Perfect
I will have pummelled
you will have pummelled
he/she/it will have pummelled
we will have pummelled
you will have pummelled
they will have pummelled
Future Continuous
I will be pummelling
you will be pummelling
he/she/it will be pummelling
we will be pummelling
you will be pummelling
they will be pummelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pummelling
you have been pummelling
he/she/it has been pummelling
we have been pummelling
you have been pummelling
they have been pummelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pummelling
you will have been pummelling
he/she/it will have been pummelling
we will have been pummelling
you will have been pummelling
they will have been pummelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pummelling
you had been pummelling
he/she/it had been pummelling
we had been pummelling
you had been pummelling
they had been pummelling
Conditional
I would pummel
you would pummel
he/she/it would pummel
we would pummel
you would pummel
they would pummel
Past Conditional
I would have pummelled
you would have pummelled
he/she/it would have pummelled
we would have pummelled
you would have pummelled
they would have pummelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.pummel - strike, usually with the fistpummel - strike, usually with the fist; "The pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators"
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"

pummel

verb beat, punch, pound, strike, knock, belt (informal), hammer, bang, batter, thump, clobber (slang), lambast(e), beat the living daylights out of, rain blows upon He trapped Conn in a corner and pummelled him ferociously.

pummel

verb
To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows:
Informal: lambaste.
Slang: clobber.
Idiom: rain blows on.
Translations
يَضْرِبُ باسْتِمرار
bušit pěstmi
tæske løs
öklözbunyóz
lúberja
kumščiuoti
bungātdauzīt ar dūrēm

pummel

[ˈpʌml] VTaporrear, apalear

pummel

[ˈpʌməl] vt
(in fight) [+ person] → rouer de coups
Jo flew at him, pummelling his chest with clenched fists → Jo se jeta sur lui, martelant sa poitrine de ses poings serrés.
(in massage)tapoterpummel horse pommel horse ncheval m d'arçons

pummel

vteintrommeln auf (+acc)

pummel

[ˈpʌml] vtprendere a pugni

pummel

(ˈpaml) past tense, past participle ˈpummelled , (American) ˈpummeled verb
to beat again and again with the fists.
References in classic literature ?
I had been ordered to cross to the city in all haste and bring the best physician; I was doing my best; naturally I was running with all my might; the night was dark, I ran against this common person here, who seized me by the throat and began to pummel me, although I told him my errand, and implored him, for the sake of the great earl my master's mortal peril --
Driscoll was promptly and indignantly flung on the heads of Sons in the next row, and these Sons passed him on toward the rear, and then immediately began to pummel the front row Sons who had passed him to them.
Then, he and my sister would pair off in such nonsensical speculations about Miss Havisham, and about what she would do with me and for me, that I used to want - quite painfully - to burst into spiteful tears, fly at Pumblechook, and pummel him all over.
On seeing this the landlord was so enraged that he fell on Don Quixote, and with his clenched fist began to pummel him in such a way, that if Cardenio and the curate had not dragged him off, he would have brought the war of the giant to an end.
We have a saying here, Sir Nigel, that if you pummel Jacques Bonhomme he will pat you, but if you pat him he will pummel you.