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synonyms for pummelling

  • bash
  • batter
  • crush
  • flog
  • knock
  • lash
  • maul
  • pelt
  • punch
  • smack
  • thrash
  • trounce
  • wallop
  • whip
  • belt
  • clout
  • club
  • cudgel
  • hammer
  • hit
  • lick
  • mash
  • pound
  • ram
  • slug
  • strike
  • swat
  • whale
  • wham
  • let one have it

antonyms for pummelling

MOST RELEVANT
  • compliment
  • fail
  • lose
  • praise
  • surrender
  • tap
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How to use pummelling in a sentence

The men tumbled one upon the other in the fight, pummelling, clutching, and tearing at each other in a wild confusion.
ROBIN HOODPAUL CRESWICK
The sailors now crowded boldly aft, grinning and shuffling, to watch the pummelling of the hated Cockney.
THE SEA-WOLFJACK LONDON
The Commissioner faced about; he had neither pistol nor knife, so he commenced pummelling away at the boar's face with his fist.
A POPULAR ACCOUNT OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF INDIACHARLES ACLAND
At it the two boys went, each hitting hard, and both coming in for a considerable share of pummelling.
WITH MARLBOROUGH TO MALPLAQUETHERBERT STRANG AND RICHARD STEAD
“Ha, a nice way of making friends—pummelling each other to pieces and upsetting my ship,” retorted Captain Gillespie.
AFLOAT AT LASTJOHN CONROY HUTCHESON
All uncover and kneel, and we must do likewise or very likely get a pummelling.
THE WAR WITH MEXICO, VOLUME I (OF 2)JUSTIN H. SMITH
He refused to give it up, and she set to pummelling him with her fists.
THE SONG OF SONGSHERMANN SUDERMANN
He is so different from the homely, insular youths who are pummelling each other down below in the lists.
HARVARD STORIESWALDRON KINTZING POST
Before he could finish his abuse, they rushed in on him, and began pummelling at all of him which they could reach.
TOM BROWN'S SCHOOLDAYSTHOMAS HUGHES
He was quite out of breath, and I had not much difficulty in pummelling him as he deserved.
WE AND THE WORLD, PART IJULIANA HORATIA EWING
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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