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English verb: mutilate

1. mutilate (change) destroy or injure severely

SamplesThe madman mutilates art work.

Synonymscut up, mangle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)damage

2. mutilate (change) alter so as to make unrecognizable

SamplesThe tourists murdered the French language.

Synonymsmangle, murder

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)distort, falsify, garble, warp

3. mutilate (body) destroy or injure severely

SamplesMutilated bodies.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)maim

Narrower (hyponym)force out, gouge

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