Meaning of “mauling” in the English Dictionary

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"mauling" in British English

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maulingnoun [ S or U ]

uk /ˈmɔː.lɪŋ/ us /ˈmɑː.lɪŋ/

severe criticism of someone or something:

Her latest novel got a real mauling in the review that I read.

(Definition of “mauling” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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