Definition of Pummeling

1. Verb. (present participle of pummel) ¹



2. Noun. A beating. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pummeling

1. pummel [v] - See also: pummel

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pummeling

pumiceous
pumicer
pumicers
pumices
pumiciform
pumicing
pumicite
pumicites
pumie
pumies
pummace
pummel
pummeled
pummeler
pummelers
pummeling (current term)
pummelings
pummelled
pummeller
pummellers
pummelling
pummellings
pummelo
pummelos
pummels
pump-and-dump scheme
pump-fake
pump-faked
pump-fakes

Literary usage of Pummeling

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1. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1881)
"I'll just take and—" And he went through the motions of thrashing an imaginary boy—pummeling the air, and kicking and gouging. "Oh, you do, do you? ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1916)
"A man who had ridiculed the form of a certain character, likening it to a ' swaggering wrestler ' awoke in the night under a terrible pummeling, ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"RIBBIN, pummeling, or punching in the sides. A. sound thrashing is often called " a good ribbin." RICE, RISE, twigs, as tree tops or brushwood, ..."

4. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1903)
"I'll just take and—'' And he went through the motions of thrashing an imaginary boy — pummeling the air, and kicking and gouging. "Oh, you do, do you? ..."

5. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1854)
"... and having broken my sword was pummeling him most severely with the handle about the face and ribs, when he cried out in very good French, ' Tenez, ..."

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