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savage

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈsævɪdʒ/
ATTACK to attack violently: [often passive] A sheep had been savaged by a dog.Attacking and invading
CRITICIZE to severely criticize someone or something: [often passive] Her performance was savaged by the critics.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
(Definition of savage verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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