Definition of mauling in English:

mauling

noun

  • 1An attack by an animal causing serious injury.

    ‘increased incidences of grizzly bear maulings’
    1. 1.1An instance of fierce criticism.
      ‘he faces a mauling at next week's conference’
    2. 1.2informal A heavy defeat in a game or match.
      ‘the mauling they received from Bristol Rovers’
    3. 1.3(in rugby union) the action of forming a loose scrum around a player with the ball off the ground.
      ‘the forwards' rucking and mauling was exceptional’

Pronunciation

mauling

/ˈmɔːlɪŋ/