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maul

 (môl)
n.
1.
a. A heavy, long-handled hammer used especially to drive stakes, piles, or wedges.
b. A heavy hammer having a wedge-shaped head and used for splitting logs.
2. Sports
a. A play in Rugby in which a mass of players gathers around a ball carrier being tackled and attempts to gain possession of the ball when it is released.
b. The mass of players during such a play.
tr.v. mauled, maul·ing, mauls
1.
a. To injure or mutilate, as by scratching or beating: stories of hikers mauled by wild animals; a boxer who mauled his opponent. See Synonyms at mangle1.
b. To defeat handily: The home team was mauled in the season opener.
2. To handle or treat roughly, causing damage: The package was mauled by the careless messenger.
3. To split (wood) with a maul and wedge.

[Middle English malle, from Old French mail, from Latin malleus; see melə- in Indo-European roots.]

maul′er n.

maul

(mɔːl)
vb (tr)
1. to handle clumsily; paw
2. to batter or lacerate
n
3. (Tools) a heavy two-handed hammer suitable for driving piles, wedges, etc
4. (Rugby) rugby a loose scrum that forms around a player who is holding the ball and on his feet
[C13: from Old French mail, from Latin malleus hammer. See mallet]
ˈmauler n

maul

(mɔl)

n.
1. a heavy hammer often with a wooden head used esp. for driving stakes or wedges.
v.t.
2. to use roughly; manhandle.
3. to injure by rough treatment.
[1200–50; Middle English malle < Old French mail mallet, hammer < Latin malleus]
maul′er, n.

maul


Past participle: mauled
Gerund: mauling

Imperative
maul
maul
Present
I maul
you maul
he/she/it mauls
we maul
you maul
they maul
Preterite
I mauled
you mauled
he/she/it mauled
we mauled
you mauled
they mauled
Present Continuous
I am mauling
you are mauling
he/she/it is mauling
we are mauling
you are mauling
they are mauling
Present Perfect
I have mauled
you have mauled
he/she/it has mauled
we have mauled
you have mauled
they have mauled
Past Continuous
I was mauling
you were mauling
he/she/it was mauling
we were mauling
you were mauling
they were mauling
Past Perfect
I had mauled
you had mauled
he/she/it had mauled
we had mauled
you had mauled
they had mauled
Future
I will maul
you will maul
he/she/it will maul
we will maul
you will maul
they will maul
Future Perfect
I will have mauled
you will have mauled
he/she/it will have mauled
we will have mauled
you will have mauled
they will have mauled
Future Continuous
I will be mauling
you will be mauling
he/she/it will be mauling
we will be mauling
you will be mauling
they will be mauling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mauling
you have been mauling
he/she/it has been mauling
we have been mauling
you have been mauling
they have been mauling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mauling
you will have been mauling
he/she/it will have been mauling
we will have been mauling
you will have been mauling
they will have been mauling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mauling
you had been mauling
he/she/it had been mauling
we had been mauling
you had been mauling
they had been mauling
Conditional
I would maul
you would maul
he/she/it would maul
we would maul
you would maul
they would maul
Past Conditional
I would have mauled
you would have mauled
he/she/it would have mauled
we would have mauled
you would have mauled
they would have mauled

maul

In Union play, a crowd of opposing players pushing against each other and closing around a player who is carrying the ball. The ball must not touch the ground.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maul - a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedgesmaul - a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges
hammer - a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking
Verb1.maul - split (wood) with a maul and wedges
cleave, rive, split - separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; "cleave the bone"
2.maul - injure badly by beating
blemish, deface, disfigure - mar or spoil the appearance of; "scars defaced her cheeks"; "The vandals disfigured the statue"

maul

verb
1. mangle, claw, lacerate, tear He had been mauled by a bear.
2. ill-treat, beat, abuse, batter, thrash, beat up (informal), molest, work over (slang), pummel, manhandle, rough up, handle roughly, knock about or around The troops were severely mauled before evacuating the island.

maul

verb
To injure or damage, as by abuse or heavy wear:
Translations
يَنْهَش، يَجْرَح، يَشْلَخ
zle zřídit
mishandle
lekamoukarinuijapahoinpidelläraadella
szétmarcangol
misòyrma
sumaitoti
kropļotplosītsakropļotsaplosīt
doriadiť

maul

[mɔːl]
A. VT
1. (lit) [tiger, bear] → atacar y malherir
to maul sb to deathatacar y matar a algn
2. (fig) [+ writer, play] → vapulear; [+ text] → destrozar, arruinar; [+ team, competitor, candidate] → arrollar
he got badly mauled in the pressla prensa lo vapuleó, la prensa lo puso como un trapo
B. N (Rugby) → melé f espontánea

maul

[ˈmɔːl] vt
[animal] → mettre en pièces
He was mauled by a bear → Il a été mis en pièces par un ours.
(fig)
He was mauled by the tabloids → Il a été mis en pièces par les tabloïds.

maul

vtübel zurichten; (fig) writer, play etcverreißen

maul

[mɔːl] vt (subj, tiger) → dilaniare, sbranare
mauled to death → sbranato/a vivo/a

maul

(moːl) verb
(especially of an animal) to injure (a person or animal) usually badly. He was badly mauled by an angry lion.
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His body was theirs to maul, to stamp upon, to tolerate.
Not that he loved her less, but that he felt almost irresistibly impelled to reach out and paw and maul her.
Thirdly, their fighting code stood in great need of revision, as empowering them not only to bore their man to the ropes, but to bore him to the confines of distraction; also to hit him when he was down, hit him anywhere and anyhow, kick him, stamp upon him, gouge him, and maul him behind his back without mercy.
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