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verb [transitive] pummel pronunciation in American English /ˈpʌm(ə)l/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theypummel
he/she/itpummels
present participlepummelling or pummeling
past tensepummelled or pummeled
past participlepummelled or pummeled
  1. 1
    to cause a lot of damage to a place

    Hurricane Mitch is pummeling the Atlantic coast.

    Bombers pummeled the village.

  2. 2
    to hit someone or something many times, for example with your fists (=closed hands)
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  3. 4
    informal to defeat an opponent completely

    The Dolphins pummeled the Chargers 37–3.

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