Maul - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |mɔːl|  American pronunciation of the word maul
Brit.  |mɔːl|  British pronunciation of the word maul

noun

- a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges (syn: sledge, sledgehammer)

verb

- split (wood) with a maul and wedges
- injure badly by beating (syn: mangle)

Examples

A bear killed one hiker and badly mauled the other.

...demonstrators who claimed that they had been mauled by the police...

One of the natives was badly mauled by this crocodile.

A mentally ill man was mauled after climbing into the lions' enclosure at London Zoo.

Her latest book was absolutely mauled by the critics.

What makes you think you've got the right to maul me like that?

Stanford have looked quite good lately. They absolutely mauled Notre Dame last weekend.

Juppe got a mauling over the government's failure to fulfil its promises.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: maul
he/she/it: mauls
present participle: mauling
past tense: mauled
past participle: mauled
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