To beat or batter, as with the fists.
The angry crowd pummeled the thief.
To cause to undergo harm or loss.
News that pummeled the stock market.
To attack or harry verbally.
Was pummeled with criticism.
To beat or hit with repeated blows, esp. with the fist.
Pummel is defined as to hit over and over again.
An example of pummel is a boxer using a punching bag in training.
Origin of pummel
A synonymous alteration of to pommel