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Definition of the verb pummel

What does pummel mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: pummelled, pummelling

  1. strike, usually with the fist
    • examples: The pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators | The fighter managed to pummel his opponent
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Paula hit the ball | Paula spanked the child | Paula swatted the fly
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Paul kicked the door open | Paula bit the bag open | They spanked him dead
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]The cat clawed the counch to pieces | They spanked him to death
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument]The cat clawed the counch to pieces with her sharp nails | They spanked him to death with a bat
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]Paula hit the ball with a stick | Paula spanked the child with her right hand | Paula swatted the fly with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Locative Preposition] [Oblique]Paula spanked the naughty child on the back
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Locative Preposition] [Oblique] with [Instrument]Paula spanked the naught child on the back with a paddle
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, genitive] [Oblique, body part]Paula spanked the naughty child's back

      Verbs of Contact by Impact (with the same syntax): bayonet, belt, biff, birch, bludgeon, bonk, brain, bump, cane, clobber, clout, club, conk, cosh, crack, crunch, cudgel, cuff, elbow, flagellate, flog, gash, knee, knife, paddle, slam, sock, spank, stab, strap, thrash, thump, truncheon, wallop, whip, whisk.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of pummel: biff / pommel
    • more generic word: hit = deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

Alternative definition of the verb pummel


  1. To hit or strike heavily and repeatedly.


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Google previewActors on Guard (2014)

A Practical Guide for the Use of the Rapier and Dagger for Stage and Screen by Dale Anthony Girard

term “to pommel” or "pummel" someone is still used today to represent pounding, beating or striking someone repeatedly, especially with the fists. The attempted pummel is an offensive action executed in close. 320 ACTORS ON GUARD.

Google previewAs Told in the Great Hall (2014)

The Wargamer's Guide to Dark Age Britain by Martin Hackett

for usein combat and gave thewielder a macelike objectwith whichtopummel an opponentand render him unconscious. To pummel means to beat upon thehead,so this word would seem to derivate from the heavy pommel of a sword hilt.

Google previewDictionary of obsolete and provincial English (1857)

by Thomas Wright

Pummel, v. To beat. Pummel-footed, adj. Club- footed. West. Pummel-tree, s. A whippletree for horses. Pummer, adj. Large. North.

Google previewAn Elementary Dictionary for Common Schools with Pronouncing Vocabularies of Classical, Scripture, and Modern Geographical Names (1843)

by Joseph Emerson Worcester

Plot Pliers Plyers Plough Plow Plumber Plummer Plumiped Phi impede Poise Poize Poltroon Poltron Polyedron Polyhedron Pummel Pummel Pontoon Ponton Pony Poney Venomous Venemoua Verdigris j Verdigrise J Verdigrease Vermin ...

Google previewA Technical Dictionary; Or, A Dictionary Explaining the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences (1851)

by George Crabb

the pummel or hindermost round knob at the breech of a great gun. Csscs'ns (Mia), literally a waterfall; in mining, the several ascents or descents which are made. CASCARI'LLA (Bot.), diminutive of the Span. caerara ...

Google previewEnglish etymology; or, A derivative dictionary of the English language (1783)

by George William Lemon

from a 1 PUMMEL with the fist; nuy/*», pugnus; quasi \ pugnel, softened into pummel j to beat, or strike with the hand clenched. PUPPY j at the end, add ; — unless, with Litt. we chuse to derive puppy a Bwratf, valdt puer ...

Google previewThe Armlock Encyclopedia (2006)

85 Armlocks for Jujitsu, Judo, Sambo and Mixed Martial Arts by Steve Scott

Pummel: A phrase used to describe controlling your opponent with your hands and arms. Similar to grip fighting in judo and sambo, but pummeling usually refers to situations where no jacket is worn. R Reversal: To reverse the situation with ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

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Pummel Meaning and Pronunciation

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Pummel Meaning and Pronunciation. To hit or strike heavily and repeatedly.. How to pronounce, definition, spelling by Wiktionary. How to say pummel pronuncia...

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Scrabble value of P3U1M3M3E1L1

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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