- 1maul somebody (of an animal) to attack and injure someone by tearing their flesh synonym savage
- 2maul somebody/something to touch someone or something in an unpleasant and/or violent way She was mauled by guards at the border.
- 3maul something/somebody to criticize something or someone severely and publicly synonym savage
- 4 maul somebody (informal) to defeat someone easily
NAmE//mɔl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they maul
he / she / it mauls
past simple mauled
-ing form mauling