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English definition of “pummel”

pummel

verb [T]     /ˈpʌm.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
to hit someone or something repeatedly, especially with your fists (= closed hands): The boxer had pummelled his opponent into submission by the end of the fourth round.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain informal to defeat someone easily at a sport: They were pummelled in the second round.Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated pummelling (US usually pummeling)     /-ɪŋ/ noun [C]
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