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.]
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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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

pummelling

[ˈpʌməlɪŋ] nscarica di pugni
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