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noun as in whipping

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A security camera’s recording of their encounter, viewed by The Washington Post, shows Onoja pinning Hall’s arms with his knees, pummeling him and showering him in pepper spray.

That changed in 2017 when the city and county’s fumbling response to a deadly hepatitis A outbreak pummeled San Diego’s homeless population made national and international headlines.

Toward the end of 2017, though, many North Shore homeowners decided to ignore prior denials and armored their shorelines with sandbags and heavy fabric as waves pummeled their properties.

Current conditions in Chadron, OH where snow continues to pummel the area.

He completed a single pass for 13 yards and threw two interceptions as Denver was pummelled by a New Orleans Saints team that didn’t look that much better.

Despite an aggressive public relations strategy and outreach to Republican opinion makers, Rubio took a sustained pummeling.

Mantoloking and Seaside Heights took the worst pummeling by Sandy's storm surge.

Conservatives are pummeling Marco Rubio—which is the best thing that could have happened to him.

Pundits and politicians are again pummeling each other over the bombing and lots of related issues.

Unfortunately, they were pummeling the Labour Party, which had given them most of those powers.

Dick at last tired of pummeling Garry, and soon he joined in the laughter, for the joke was undeniably on him.

Pummeling some rude fellow who needed it was a satisfaction.

And there was the devil and a Smalander, who were pummeling each other with might and main.

Hen, there is Miss Margaret pummeling the window for you to notice her.

And as for the pummeling I got afterward with the knucks—that was my own lookout—the railroad company is not to blame for that.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pummeling, such as: flogging, licking, pounding, spanking, thrashing, and trouncing.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.