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Definition of maul verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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