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maul

a heavy hammer; to use roughly; to injure
Not to be confused with:
mall – a large retail complex; area used as a public walk
moll – a female criminal

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.
References in classic literature ?
The Wolf, being thus fearfully mauled, said, "I am rightly served, for why did I attempt the art of healing, when my father only taught me the trade of a butcher?'
"And you remember that we came up with the two in a ditch, and that there was a scuffle between them, and that one of them had been severely handled and much mauled about the face, by the other?"
"The one who had been mauled," he answered readily, "and I'll swear I saw him!
Merrylegs was a good deal put out at being "mauled about," as he said, "by a boy who knew nothing;" but toward the end of the second week he told me confidentially that he thought the boy would turn out well.
Tarzan had cautioned the young Englishman not to waste his cartridges upon the lions and it was Otobu with the Xujan spear who met the beast, which was not subdued until both he and Smith-Oldwick had been mauled, and the latter had succeeded in running the point of the saber the girl had carried, into the beast's heart.
His hair was standing out all over him in tufts where her teeth had mauled. He stood where he had arisen, opened his mouth, and broke out the long, heart-broken puppy wail.
Don Quixote did so, reining in Rocinante until his weary squire came up, who on reaching him said, "It seems to me, senor, it would be prudent in us to go and take refuge in some church, for, seeing how mauled he with whom you fought has been left, it will be no wonder if they give information of the affair to the Holy Brotherhood and arrest us, and, faith, if they do, before we come out of gaol we shall have to sweat for it."
They drew back in terror at the sight within the cage--the mauled and mutilated corpse of what had, yesterday, been Rabba Kega, the witch-doctor.
Not for long did they stand their ground; but a dozen men were mauled before the others made good their escape from those frightful talons and gleaming fangs.
Well, in attendance on my liege, your lord, I crossed the plain to its utmost margin, where The corse of Polyneices, gnawn and mauled, Was lying yet.
The military man accepted the combat, but refused the wager; upon which both immediately stript and engaged, till the driver of horses was so well mauled by the leader of men, that he was obliged to exhaust his small remainder of breath in begging for quarter.
He seized the gunwhale, but the knives of our rowers so mauled his wrists, that he was forced to quit his hold, and the next minute we were past them all, and in safety.