v. beat or pound with fists; hit or strike heavily and repeatedly
Swinging wildly, Pam tried to pummel her brother around the head and shoulders.
The most recent forecasts estimate up to 2 feet of snow will pummel the area between New York and Maine by Saturday – an accumulation that would be one of the largest ever for a single storm.
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Laurie knew this pillow well, and had cause to regard it with deep aversion, having been unmercifully pummeled with it in former days when romping was allowed, and now frequently debarred by it from the seat he most coveted next to Jo in the sofa corner.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context