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maul

noun

1 maul

A heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges.

synonyms: sledge, sledgehammer.

Roget 276: impulse, impulsion, impetus; momentum; push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, booming, boost [U.S.], throw; ... show more

Dutch: kloofbijl, moker, schroothamer, smeedhamer, smidshamer, voorhamer, vuist, vuisthamer



verb

1 maul

Split (wood) with a maul and wedges.

Roget 649: be hurtful etc. adj.; cause evil, produce evil, inflict evil, work evil, do evil etc. 619; damnify, endamage, hurt, ... show more

2 maul

Injure badly by beating.

synonym: mangle.


Moby thesaurus: abrade, abuse, assault, attack, bang, barbarize, bark, bash, baste, batter, beat, blemish, bloody, break, broil, bruise, brutalize, buffet, bung, bung up ... show more.

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