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Noun
An instance of something being mauled
Noun
An aggressive and violent physical act against a person or object
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A deep cut or tear in skin or flesh
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To examine through the sense of touch
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“She filed a complaint to the owner of the establishment about certain patrons attempting to maul her at the club.”
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Present participle for to savagely injure, especially by clawing, tearing or scratching
“The entire feline species first acquired claws during its evolution from the need to maul its prey.”
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Present participle for to strike or hit repeatedly
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“They would gang up on a lone rhino and maul it to death.”
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Present participle for subject to fierce criticism
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“She understood his work, read his proofs and even took over his correspondence when he became ill after publishing the Origin of Species which he feared would receive a critical mauling.”
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Present participle for to inflict physical harm upon
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Present participle for destroy or severely damage by tearing or crushing
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