Antonyms for pummelling

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The three rolled over and over each other, punching and pummelling when and where they might.

All uncover and kneel, and we must do likewise or very likely get a pummelling.

He refused to give it up, and she set to pummelling him with her fists.

Does Broughton, after pummelling and beating Slack, lift up a black eye to Jove and thank him for the victory?

Boys stood up and clapped frantically, not a few seizing their neighbours and pummelling them with clenched fists on the back.

The astonished Jackall closes with the Donkey, and they roll over and over in the mud, pummelling one another.

In a brisk though wild rally they clinched, and in a moment were rolling over and over on the floor, pummelling vigorously.

But one day Mr. Bhaer found him pummelling Jack, who was roaring for mercy under his knee.

There you'd swim in your element, and have speechifying from instinct, and howling and pummelling too, enough to last you out.

For the little hunchback, though he might cry at the pummelling, retorted with worse revenge of his own sort.