maim maim  /ˈmeɪm/

Definition(s):

  • (v) injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation

Usage(s):

  1. If you want to humble an empire it makes sense to maim its cathedrals.
  2. The wars may be over, but their ordnance continues to kill and maim Mozambicans and prevent them from farming their land.
  3. But after April 1968, Daley criticized his police for their restraint and urged them to shoot to kill arsonists and maim looters.

News

  • We could call it the running of the Bloomies - Tue, 09 Jul 2013 PST

    A mob of tourists has once again descended on the Spanish city of Pamplona. They have come to watch several thousand drunken halfwits attempt to outrun a half-dozen angry 1,300-pound bulls that could easily gore, maim or stomp the life out of them.
    on July 9, 2013     Source: The Spokesman-Review

Quotes

  1. Bhutto said the military thugs of the 1970s who terrorized her family and today's Islamic militants share the same thirst "to kill and maim innocent people and deny them the right to a representative government."
    on Oct 19, 2007 By: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Source: USA Today

  2. "Today we raise the bar on our campaign against terrorists who kill, bomb and maim to enforce an ideology of evil," Mrs. Arroyo said. "Talk is cheap. It is action that counts. I ask the public to give the Human Security Act a chance."
    on Jul 20, 2007 By: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Source: Philippine Star

  3. "I find it surprising now, in 2008, how many Democrats are running for president after shirking their constitutional duty to check and balance this president," writes Chafee. "Being wrong about sending Americans to kill and be killed, maim...
    on Jan 26, 2008 By: Lincoln Chafee Source: Providence Journal

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