Synonyms of 'mutilate'
to injure by tearing or cutting off a limb or essential partHis arm was mutilated in an industrial accident.
One man has lost his life; another has been maimed.
A bomb exploded, seriously injuring five people.
Tendon damage really disabled her.
He had been warned that another bad fall could cripple him for life.
hack, , ,
He desperately hacked through the undergrowth.
Some were hacked to death with machetes.
His body was mangled beyond recognition.
He dismembered the body and buried it.
These items could be used to injure or disfigure someone.
Its claws lacerated his thighs.
cut to pieces
to spoil or damage severelyThe writer's verdict was that his screenplay had been mutilated.
He damaged the car with a baseball bat.
The scar was discreet enough not to mar his good looks.
It is important not to let mistakes spoil your life.
I am not in Cannes because they butchered my film.
Court officials have reserved the right to censor proceedings.
The work was heavily expurgated for its second edition.
She had ceased to bowdlerize her storytelling.
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in the sense of bowdlerize
to remove passages or words regarded as indecent from (a play, novel, etc.)She had ceased to bowdlerize her storytelling.
in the sense of butcher
to make a mess ofI am not in Cannes because they butchered my film.
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