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Oxford dictionary definition of the word maul:
(of an animal) wound (a person or animal) by scratching and tearing:
a man was mauled by a lion at London Zoo
treat (something) savagely or roughly:
the body was badly mauled in battle
handle (someone) roughly, especially for sexual gratification:
she hated being mauled by macho chauvinist pigs
informal defeat heavily in a game or match:
the team were mauled 4-0 by Manchester City
subject to fierce criticism:
(as noun mauling)
he faces a mauling at next week’s conference
[no object] Rugby take part in a maul:
the forwards rucked and mauled to near perfection
1(in rugby union) a loose scrum formed around a player with the ball off the ground. Compare with ruck1.
2another term for beetle2 (sense 1 of the noun).
Middle English (in the sense ‘hammer or wooden club’, also ‘strike with a heavy weapon’): from Old French mail, from Latin malleus ‘hammer’