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To make or become brutal
“It does have an impact and has helped brutalize and degrade American life.”
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To inflict physical or emotional harm upon
“… red Cross workers reported that prisoners had been brutalized.”
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To treat (someone) in a savage and violent way
“They promised not to harm them, not to torture or brutalize them with taser guns.”
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To inflict, or threaten to inflict, physical or emotional harm to
“The policemen brutalized him and concocted his confessions.”
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Make or become more severe and less sympathetic
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Cause great mental suffering to
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To physically attack ferociously and wound
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Make or become bent or twisted out of shape, typically as a result of the effects of heat or damp
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