verb (-meled; also -melled; -meling; also pummelling) Etymology: alteration of pommel Date: 1548 pound, beat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • pummel — index beat (strike), fight (battle), lash (strike) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Pummel — Sm dicke Person, besonders Mädchen per. Wortschatz ndd. (20. Jh.) Stammwort. Ebenso Pumpel, schwz. Bumpel. Wohl zu der Sippe von baumeln und ihrem Umkreis. deutsch d …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • pummel — 1540s, alteration of POMMEL (Cf. pommel) in the verbal sense of to beat repeatedly …   Etymology dictionary

  • pummel — vb *beat, pound, buffet, baste, belabor, thrash Analogous words: *strike, hit, smite, slug, punch …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • pummel — [v] beat, pommel bash, batter, belt, clout, club, crush, cudgel, flog, hammer, hit, knock, lash, let one have it*, lick, mash, maul, pelt, pound, punch, ram, slug, smack, strike, swat, thrash, trounce, wallop, whale, wham, whip; concepts 189,246 …   New thesaurus

  • pummel — ► VERB (pummelled, pummelling; US pummeled, pummeling) ▪ strike repeatedly, especially with the fists. ORIGIN variant of POMMEL(Cf. ↑pommel) …   English terms dictionary

  • pummel — [pum′əl] vt. pummeled or pummelled, pummeling or pummelling [< POMMEL] to beat or hit with repeated blows, esp. with the fist SYN. BEAT …   English World dictionary

  • pummel — pum|mel [ˈpʌməl] v past tense and past participle pummelled present participle pummelling BrE past tense and past participle pummeled present participle pummeling AmE [T] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: pommel] 1.) to hit someone or something many… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pummel — UK [ˈpʌm(ə)l] / US verb [transitive] Word forms pummel : present tense I/you/we/they pummel he/she/it pummels present participle pummelling past tense pummelled past participle pummelled 1) to cause a lot of damage to a place Hurricane Mitch is… …   English dictionary

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