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verb [transitive]     maul pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlemauling
past tensemauled
past participlemauled
  1. 1
    if an animal mauls a person or other animal, it attacks them with its claws and teeth, usually causing serious injury
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  2. 3
    to severely criticize a new book, play, movie, etc.

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