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[ mawld ]


  1. harshly treated:

    The critically mauled movie sequel has also led to countless parodies and imitations.

  2. badly injured or damaged:

    In the aftermath of the fox’s visit, Robin found half her chickens missing and a badly mauled rooster inside the chicken house itself.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of maul ( def ).

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When he awoke, his arm was allegedly being mauled by a Border Patrol dog.

In 2009, I was attacked and mauled by my boss' chimp, Travis.

The number of humans getting mauled, for one thing, would rise exponentially.

Sunday night, she was being mauled by Liza Minnelli on her way to deliver her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress.

In November, two people were mauled in an unusual polar bear attack in the center of a town near Hudson Bay in Canada.

A Yankee, whose face had been mauled in a pot-house brawl, assured General Jackson that he had received his scars in battle.

He was a young British army officer who was mauled by a lioness several months ago in Somaliland.

His gallant conduct saved the convoy, and the Bonhomme Richard was so severely mauled that she sank the next day.

In their practical opinion a child's name was his name, and ought not to be mauled or dismembered on the pretext of fondness.

But the poor ourebi—it had been sadly mauled, and was now of no more value than a dead rat.