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a heavy hammer; to use roughly; to injure
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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.
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
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.
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1. to handle clumsily; paw
2. to batter or lacerate
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]
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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]
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Past participle: mauled
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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.
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|Noun||1.||maul - 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
|Verb||1.||maul - split (wood) with a maul and wedges|
|2.||maul - injure badly by beating|
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يَنْهَش، يَجْرَح، يَشْلَخ
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(especially of an animal) to injure (a person or animal) usually badly. He was badly mauled by an angry lion. moker يَنْهَش، يَجْرَح، يَشْلَخ ранявам ferir zle zřídit übel zurichten mishandle καταξεσκίζω herir, magullar (puruks) kiskuma صدمه دیدن raadella lacérer לְשַׁסֵע क्षतविक्षत करना izbiti, izmlatiti (szt)marcangol menganiaya, menyakiti misþyrma straziare ひどく傷つける 다치게 하다 sumaitoti, sužaloti plosīt; kropļot melukai toetakelenskamfere, mishandle pokaleczyć زيانمنيدل ferir a schilodi терзать, калечить doriadiť zmrcvariti teško povrediti illa tilltyga, mörbulta (สัตว์) กัดฉีก yaralamak (尤指被動物)嚴重傷害 бити; калічити بری طرح سے زخمی کرنا đối xử thô bạo （尤指被动物）伤害
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