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English definition of “pummel”

pummel

verb [T] uk   /ˈpʌm.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-) us  
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
noun [C] uk (US usually pummeling)   /-ɪŋ/ us  
(Definition of pummel from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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