- 1savage somebody (of an animal) to attack someone violently, causing serious injury She was savaged to death by a bear.
- 2savage somebody/something (formal) to criticize someone or something severely Her latest novel has been savaged by the critics.
NAmE//ˈsævɪdʒ//[usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they savage
he / she / it savages
past simple savaged
-ing form savaging