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  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
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