maul Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"maul" in British English

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maulverb [T often passive]

uk   /mɔːl/  us   /mɑːl/

maul verb [T often passive] (ANIMAL)

If an ​animal mauls someone, it ​attacks that ​person and ​injures them with ​itsteeth or claws (= ​longsharpnails): A ​smallboy was mauled by the neighbour's ​dog.

maul verb [T often passive] (CRITICIZE)

to ​criticize something or someone ​severely: Both ​films were mauled by the ​critics.
(Definition of maul from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"maul" in American English

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maulverb [T]

 us   /mɔl/
to ​physicallyattack and ​badlyhurt a ​person or ​animal: A ​jogger was mauled by a ​hugebear.
(Definition of maul from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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