Definition of maim verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

maim

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//meɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//meɪm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they maim
BrE BrE//meɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//meɪm//
 
he / she / it maims
BrE BrE//meɪmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//meɪmz//
 
past simple maimed
BrE BrE//meɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//meɪmd//
 
past participle maimed
BrE BrE//meɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//meɪmd//
 
-ing form maiming
BrE BrE//ˈmeɪmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeɪmɪŋ//
 
 
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maim somebody to injure somebody seriously, causing permanent damage to their body synonym incapacitate Hundreds of people are killed or maimed in car accidents every week. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French mahaignier, of unknown origin.
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