The boxer pummels the punching bag in preparation for the big fight.
An example of pummel is a boxer using a punching bag in training.
transitive verb-·meled or -·melled, -·mel·ing or -·mel·ling
Origin of pummelfrom pommel
transitive verbpum·meled, pum·mel·ing, pum·mels, also pum·melled pum·mel·ling
- To beat or batter, as with the fists: The angry crowd pummeled the thief. See Synonyms at beat.
- To cause to undergo harm or loss: news that pummeled the stock market.
- To attack or harry verbally: was pummeled with criticism.
Origin of pummelAlteration of pommel
(third-person singular simple present pummels, present participle Commonwealth pummelling, US pummeling, simple past and past participle Commonwealth pummelled, US pummeled)
A synonymous alteration of to pommel