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pummel
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

3 uses
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Definition
to hit repeatedly — usually with fists

or:

to damage seriously

or:

to defeat decisively
  • He tried buying their mercy with his lunch, but they pummeled him anyway, leaving him bloody.
    p. 9.1
  • Zero pilots pummeled bombers with machine gun fire and massively destructive 20mm cannon shells, which rammed gaping holes in their targets.
    p. 83.8
  • A Japanese officer stopped the attack, but that evening Watanabe turned on Bush, hurling him onto a scalding stove, then pummeling and kicking him.
    p. 236.4

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