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pummel

pum·mel

pummel

 
pronunciation:
puh ml
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pummeled, pummeling, pummels
definition: to strike heavily with or as if with the fists, a sword, a club, or the like; beat.
Three of the boys held him down while the fourth one pummeled him.
similar words:
batter, beat, drub, lather, pound
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a knob, such as is found on the hilt of a sword; pommel.
definition 2: the act or an instance of pummeling.