Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

mauling - definition and synonyms

Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

noun

Related words

  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    an occasion when an animal attacks someone with its teeth and clawsSubmitted from United Kingdom on 04/03/2014
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    a heavy defeat

    They suffered a mauling from league leaders Celtic.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 04/03/2014
  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    3
    severe criticism of a play, film etc

    The play closed after only a month following a savage mauling by critics.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 04/03/2014

unicorn

a start-up … whose value has reached more than one billion US dollars

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

crafternoon

an afternoon full of crafts

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog