Definition of mauling noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmɔːlɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɔːlɪŋ//
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  1. 1a serious attack by an animal in which somebody's flesh is torn a fatal mauling
  2. 2serious and public criticism, especially of a play, film, etc. The play received a mauling from the critics.
  3. 3a severe defeat They face a mauling by last year's winners.

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