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English definition of “maul”

maul

verb [T often passive] (ANIMAL)    /mɔːl/ US  /mɑːl/
If an animal mauls someone, it attacks that person and injures them with its teeth or claws (= long sharp nails ): A small boy had been mauled by the neighbour's dog .Animal (non-human) behaviour
(Definition of maul verb (ANIMAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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