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pummelverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈpʌm.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
to ​hit someone or something ​repeatedly, ​especially with ​your fists (= ​closedhands): The ​boxer had pummelled his ​opponent intosubmission by the end of the fourth round. informal to ​defeat someone ​easily at a ​sport: They were pummelled in the second round.
pummelling
noun [C] mainly UK (US usually pummeling) uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
(Definition of pummel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pummelverb [T]

 us   /ˈpʌm·əl/ (-l-, -ll-)
to ​hit someone or something ​repeatedly, esp. with ​yourfists: She ​hateswatchingboxers pummel and be pummeled in the ​ring.fig. The ​region was pummeled by ​its second ​storm in less than a ​week.
(Definition of pummel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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