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