verb (used with object)
Origin of maim
Examples from the Web for maim
When Iron Dome misses -- and it does sometimes miss -- the Gaza rockets kill and maim only within a very limited radius.
But what chances should I have given them to kill or maim us: Fifty-fifty?
I will kill thee, maim thee like a dog, Unless thou takest thy hand from off the maid!Marc.Virginia, A Tragedy|Marion Forster Gilmore
Man has no better natural right to poison himself or his neighbor, than to maim, wound or kill himself or his neighbor.
It is the nature of the borer to maim or kill the tree; it is for the interest of the owner that the tree should live.The Fat of the Land|John Williams Streeter
"I think Agnew fixed up some shells to kill or maim me," said Frank.Frank Merriwell's Reward|Burt L. Standish
When the savage desires to rob you, he may attempt to strangle and maim you.
Word Origin for maim
c.1300, maimen, from Old French mahaignier "injure, wound, muitilate, cripple, disarm," possibly from Vulgar Latin *mahanare (cf. Provençal mayanhar, Italian magagnare), of unknown origin; or possibly from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *mait- (cf. Old Norse meiða "to hurt," related to mad (adj.)), or from PIE root *mai- "to cut." Related: Maimed; maiming.