Maul

Maul [ mawl ]
 noun, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (n.) a hammer that is heavy and used to drive wedges or stakes
2. (tr.v.) to use or handle in a rough manner
3. (tr.v.) to batter, injure or rough up
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 A maul was used to drive the wooden stakes into the ground.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 A woman mauled by a chimpanzee two weeks ago has lost her hands, nose, lips and eyelids and may be blind and suffering brain damage, hospital officials have said. 

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