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What is another word for mauling?

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Noun
An instance of something being physically mauled or attacked
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“Matt watched in horror as Shikoba and Ninette rolled the sentries over and continued their savage mauling in a hate-fueled frenzy.”
Noun
An instance of something being severely criticized or castigated
“The star described the critiques of fans and the press as a public mauling of his son.”
Noun
Cruel or harmful treatment or abuse
Noun
A deep cut or tear in skin or flesh
Verb
To examine through the sense of touch
“She filed a complaint with the owner of the establishment about certain patrons attempting to maul her at the club.”
Verb
Present participle for to savagely injure, especially by clawing, tearing or scratching
“The entire feline species first acquired claws during its evolution from the need to maul its prey.”
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Present participle for to strike or hit repeatedly
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“The other group continued to maul him, bloodying his nose and sending sharp pains to his chest, stomach, and back.”
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Present participle for to inflict physical or mental harm upon
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“If they smell weakness, they will maul you to death.”
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Present participle for to subject to fierce criticism
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“Even if it were an exemplary film for its genre, the critics would maul it.”
Verb
Present participle for to destroy or severely damage (something)
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