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synonyms for mauling

  • 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 mauling

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  • protect
  • aid
  • assist
  • help
  • lose
  • surrender
  • guard
  • maintain
  • take care
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How to use mauling in a sentence

By the time I am done I am "all het up" and feel like taking the club and giving them a good mauling.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
In 1662 a mob assembled, dragged them out into the street, beating and mauling them severely, and killing one outright.
BYGONE LONDONFREDERICK ROSS
After the fourth mauling he turned round and went back to Johannesburg, preferring to take his chances with the Boers.
A WOMAN'S PART IN A REVOLUTIONNATALIE HARRIS HAMMOND
But you shan't escape your misdemeanour in mauling those verses as you have done, by finding fault with my joke redevivus.
HANDY ANDY, VOLUME 2 (OF 2)SAMUEL LOVER
She had been a field-hand in North Carolina, and worked at cutting down trees, grubbing land, and mauling rails.
PALMETTO-LEAVESHARRIET BEECHER STOWE
The vicious, mauling wolf-pack of the river heaved us into the air, and worried us as we fell.
THE TRAIL OF '98ROBERT W. SERVICE
Bob had rolled to one side, out of harms way, and suffered no more than a rough mauling by the brute.
THE MOTOR BOYS OVERLANDCLARENCE YOUNG
To see two gentlemen of his acquaintance thus brutally mauling each other was deeply shocking to Harry.
THE BOY SCOUTS BOOK OF STORIESVARIOUS
The short, savage riffle formed by these had given us our first severe mauling on that earlier ride.
DOWN THE YELLOWSTONELEWIS R. FREEMAN
He was a changed Peter, no longer satisfied with the thought of gnawing sticks or stones or mauling a rabbit skin.
THE COUNTRY BEYONDJAMES OLIVER CURWOOD
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