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pummel

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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pummelpum‧mel /ˈpʌməl/ verb (pummelled, pummelling British English, pummeled, pummeling American English) [transitive]  1 HITto hit someone or something many times quickly, especially using your fists (=closed hands) syn beat Diane leaned over and pummeled the pillows.pummel something with something She flew at him, pummelling his chest with her fists.pummel at The cook pummelled at the dough. The platoon was pummeled by heavy machine-gun fire.2 informalDSBEAT/DEFEAT to completely defeat someone at a sport
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pummelBut sometimes she thought Perdita had created Agnes for something to pummel.She felt tumbled out, pushed and pummelled.On Saturday, Penn State pummeled Arizona 54-0.She fought him, desperately, clawing and pummelling at him and shrieking out every obscenity she knew.Then she pummelled Clare's pillow and kicked clumsily against the nearest wall with her booted feet.He caught her, and she pummelled him on the arm.Ali leaned against the ropes and allowed Foreman to pummel him.Ali shocked his trainers and the sports world by leaning against the ropes and allowing Foreman to pummel him.I pummel myself with my fists, hard, a dozen times.It happens a few times where I have to pummel one of these guys who causes trouble in the club.
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Verb table
pummel
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypummel
he, she, itpummels
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypummelled (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pummelled
he, she, ithas pummelled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pummelled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pummel
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pummelled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pummelling
he, she, itis pummelling
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you, we, theyare pummelling
Past
I, he, she, itwas pummelling
you, we, theywere pummelling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pummelling
he, she, ithas been pummelling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pummelling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pummelling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pummelling
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