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verb [transitive] pummel pronunciation in British English /ˈpʌm(ə)l/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepummelling
past tensepummelled
past participlepummelled
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  1. 1
    to cause a lot of damage to a place
    Hurricane Mitch is pummelling the Atlantic coast.
    Bombers pummelled the village.
  2. 4
    informal to defeat an opponent completely
    Bath pummelled Leicester 37–3.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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