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maul

[ mawl ]SEE DEFINITION OF maul

Synonyms for maul

  • beat up
  • bludgeon
  • drub
  • lacerate
  • molest
  • mug
  • pummel
  • rough up
  • thrash
  • trample
  • bang
  • bash
  • batter
  • beat
  • buffet
  • claw
  • clean
  • flagellate
  • flail
  • hit
  • hurt
  • ill-treat
  • lash
  • maltreat
  • muscle
  • paste
  • paw
  • pelt
  • pound
  • skin
  • wax
  • whip
  • break face
  • handle roughly
  • knock about
  • knock around
  • lean on
  • let have it
  • put in the hospital
  • take care of
  • work over
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Antonyms for maul

  • protect
  • aid
  • assist
  • help
  • lose
  • surrender
  • guard
  • maintain
  • take care
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MAUL

Would you have had the courage to swing the maul for the first blow if you had seen that bulkhead?

A smart rap on the head with the maul and he came into the dory quietly.

I met him with a maul, and parried his blow, or I should have then lost my life.

It was at last young Maul's time to speak and he arose, slightly nervous.

By gracious, I feel that if some one would plow for me I'd let him maul me until he got tired.

And, so saying, I picked up the maul and walked out of the building.

Do you think the first tiger I see will get into my howdah and maul me?

Maul him, and send him back to Stanley Junction as a lesson to the others.

Is it because he's twice as small As you, just right for you to maul?

She'd have had Maul's life, perhaps, before we were out of the Channel.'

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., meallen "strike with a heavy weapon," from Middle English mealle (mid-13c.) "mace, wooden club, heavy hammer" (see maul (n.). The meaning "damage seriously, mangle" is first recorded 1690s. Related: Mauled; mauling.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MAUL

baste

verbpummel, thrash
  • batter
  • beat
  • berate
  • blister
  • clobber
  • club
  • drub
  • lambaste
  • lash
  • maul
  • pelt
  • revile
  • scold
  • trounce
  • wallop
  • whip
  • whomp
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