verb (used with object)
- maugham, william somerset,
- mauldin, bill,
Origin of maul
Examples from the Web for mauled
In 2009, I was attacked and mauled by my boss' chimp, Travis.
In November, two people were mauled in an unusual polar bear attack in the center of a town near Hudson Bay in Canada.How Climate Change Is Causing Chaos in the Animal Kingdom|Nina Strochlic|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was mauled by a 5-year-old 550-pound African lion named Cous Cous as she was cleaning his cage.
According to the Big Cat Rescue, 246 people were mauled by cats in the United States between 1990 and 2011.
“Mauled by Ads, Incumbents Look to Declaw Outside Groups,” in The New York Times.
To be killed by a lion is at least a dignified death; but to be mauled by a zebra!The Land of Footprints|Stewart Edward White
She says, the story's true in one particular, that he did snatch a kiss, and got mauled.Diana of the Crossways, Complete|George Meredith
Bruised, kicked, and mauled, never did their worst victim come so badly from the Gardens as the bully and his patron that night.Danger! and Other Stories|Arthur Conan Doyle
They pulled him and hauled him and mauled him and passed him from hand to hand.Held for Orders|Frank H. Spearman
The nearer was the voice of the wind in his ears rising and falling as it mauled and thrust him hard or softly.A Pair of Blue Eyes|Thomas Hardy
Word Origin for maul
mid-13c., meallen "strike with a heavy weapon," from Middle English mealle (mid-13c.) "mace, wooden club, heavy hammer" (see maul (n.). The meaning "damage seriously, mangle" is first recorded 1690s. Related: Mauled; mauling.
c.1200, mealle, "hammer, usually a heavy one; sledgehammer," from Old French mail "hammer," from Latin malleus "hammer" (see mallet).