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synonyms for maim

  • castrate
  • disable
  • disfigure
  • dismember
  • hack
  • harm
  • impair
  • incapacitate
  • injure
  • mangle
  • maul
  • mutilate
  • wound
  • batter
  • blemish
  • break
  • crush
  • damage
  • deface
  • disqualify
  • gimp
  • hamstring
  • hog-tie
  • hurt
  • lame
  • mar
  • massacre
  • spoil
  • truncate
  • warp
  • mayhem
See also synonyms for: maimed
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antonyms for maim

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  • aid
  • assist
  • cure
  • fix
  • heal
  • help
  • improve
  • mend
  • adorn
  • allow
  • beautify
  • decorate
  • embellish
  • ornament
  • repair
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How to use maim in a sentence

On land and in sea the animal creation chase and maim, and slay and devour each other.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
We came in peace and goodwill, not to maim and slay, or to spread alarm and desolation through thy land.
THE DEVIL-TREE OF EL DORADOFRANK AUBREY
If a man maim another, and does not compromise with him, there shall be retaliation in kind.
THE TWO GREAT REPUBLICS: ROME AND THE UNITED STATESJAMES HAMILTON LEWIS
Still there were left at liberty enough to maim cattle and shoot at landlords.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 147, AUGUST 12, 1914VARIOUS
Tho' I am not unhealthy, yet I am very weak, know maim therefore I hope it won't be long maim.
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTIONVARIOUS
Never did he kill or maim either citizen or child, to the secret chagrin of Judge Penniman.
THE WRONG TWINHARRY LEON WILSON
I have seen them strike and toss a boat right up an end, and maim several on board.
THE INTERESTING NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF OLAUDAH EQUIANO, OR GUSTAVUS VASSA, THE AFRICANOLAUDAH EQUIANO
A bullet seems to prick rather than to maim him, and he will attack the hunter with the most desperate and persevering fierceness.
CHRISTOPHER CARSONJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
His own nature had revolted against the excess of anguish that had sought to maim and mar the perfection of its calm.
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAYOSCAR WILDE
The sailor regards the shark as his natural enemy, and never misses a chance to slay or maim him.
BARNEY BLAKE, THE BOY PRIVATEERHERRICK JOHNSTONE
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WORDS RELATED TO MAIM

  • bend
  • blemish
  • blight
  • blot
  • break
  • bruise
  • deface
  • deform
  • detract
  • ding
  • disfigure
  • foul up
  • harm
  • impair
  • injure
  • louse up
  • maim
  • mangle
  • mess up
  • mutilate
  • queer
  • rough up
  • ruin
  • scar
  • scratch
  • shake up
  • spoil
  • stain
  • sully
  • taint
  • tarnish
  • tweak
  • vitiate
  • warp
  • wreck
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