pummelling


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Related to pummelling: so far, undeterred, closed in, scrutinised, bumped up

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.]

pummelling

(ˈpʌməlɪŋ)
n
1. the action of striking repeatedly with or as with the fists
2. the action or an act of massaging vigorously with the hands
3. the action or an act of causing a great deal of damage to a place or thing
4. criticism or condemnation
5. the action or an act of utterly defeating a competitor or opponent
Translations

pummelling

pummeling (US) [ˈpʌməlɪŋ] N to take a pummelling (lit) → recibir una paliza, llevarse una paliza (fig) (in debate etc) → recibir un vapuleo; (in match etc) → recibir una paliza

pummelling

[ˈpʌməlɪŋ] nscarica di pugni
References in classic literature ?
Scotty protested and reached for French Frank, who whirled upon him and fell on top of him in a pummelling clinch after a sprawl of twenty feet across the sand.
In court 12, Jonathan Caplan QC, for the prosecution, has pummelled away for two days, and now it is Peter Kelson QC's and John Kelsey-Fry QC's turn for a spot of return pummelling.
Charles asked: "Do you do pummelling", adding: "We all need pummelling at some time or other - particularly after you have eaten pizza.