Definition of maul in English:
1(Of an animal) wound (a person or animal) by scratching and tearing: the herdsmen were mauled by lions
More example sentences
- At Babylon there is a famous basalt statue of a man being mauled by a lion.
- A mother whose two dogs mauled a young girl today pleaded for them not to be destroyed and claimed: ‘My dogs are not dangerous.’
- The patient was mauled by a pet Labrador in June, leaving her with severe facial injuries that her doctors said made it difficult for her to speak and eat.
1.1Treat (someone or something) roughly.
- This was not the first time Darwin had been severely damaged by a cyclone: it was badly mauled in both January 1897 and March 1937.
- ‘We all had it,’ she says, sitting on a rug in front of her mud hut while her granddaughter mauls a stalk of sugarcane.
- More riots are expected as a 30% transport and bread price increase mauls family budgets.
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- Example sentences
- I'm presuming we're talking about an otherwise non-violent non-aggressive medium-to-small dog, not a mauler.
- The team doesn't pound the ball between the tackles as much as other teams, so his value as a big mauler will be realized more on a team that features a power running game.
- He is a mauler and is one of the strongest players on the team.
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