Examples of maim in a Sentence
The bomb killed 16 people and maimed several others.
on-the-job accidents maim far too many workers every year
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Medina was charged with two counts killing/maiming an animal and one count of animal cruelty.
Trump, who got 5 deferments to dodge the Vietnam war that left McCain maimed, continued his infantile personal and political attacks on McCain, while waging verbal conflicts on two other fronts against the NFL and Kim Jong-un.
All the things that hurt us and maim us, the jealousies and rages, loves and losses and sorrows, become fodder for authors.
The unsuspecting counterprotesters had just turned onto Fourth Street, with Heather, Courtney, and Marissa directly in front of the car driven by white supremacist James Alex Fields, seemingly intent on killing and maiming innocent people.
The movies, and later the prime-time series that furthered the franchise, told the story of Steve Austin, an astronaut played by Lee Majors, who was grievously maimed after crashing an experimental airplane.
Their sole reason for existing is to kill and maim.
The rally culminated in the death of at least one person when the driver of a gray Dodge Challenger plowed through a crowd of counter-protesters, seemingly with the intent to maim and injure.
In 2015, the number of people killed or maimed by land mines and other explosive remnants of war rose to 6,461, an increase of 75 percent, according to the 2016 Landmine Monitor.
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Synonymscripple, disable, incapacitate, lame, mutilate
Related Wordsdismember, hamstring, hobble, paralyze; batter, bruise, bung up, mangle, maul, rough (up); gore, lacerate, wing, wound; disfigure, scar; kneecap; break, damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure; bash, beat, belt, bludgeon, buffet, drub, hammer, lace, lambaste (or lambast), lick, paste, pelt, pommel, pound, pummel, thump; bang, box, hit, punch, slap, smack, smash, sock, spank, swat, swipe, thrash, thwack, whack; flog, lash, wallop, whip; kill, murder; torment, torture
Near Antonymscure, heal, rehabilitate, remedy; doctor, fix, mend, patch; rejuvenate, renew, repair, restore
Synonym Discussion of maim
- maimed by a shark
- crippled for life in an accident
- a tree mutilated by inept pruning
- an old ship battered by fierce storms
- a soldier's leg mangled by shrapnel
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