brutalize :

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b rooh tuh lahyz

  • v  treat brutally
  • v  make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman
    Life in the camps had brutalized him
  • v  become brutal or insensitive and unfeeling

  • Even after the runoff vote, pro-Mugabe militias have continued to brutalize opposition supporters the MDC says nine more of its supporters have been killed and hundreds more .
  • Illegal phone taps and using Trojans to brutalize innocent people is a crime that EVERYONE should be informed about.
  • Other Orange lodges soon proliferated and sent howling mobs of Protestants out to brutalize the Catholics.
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  • An interesting line in an obit tells the story
    Football, or rather sports in general, can be a brutal business. I’ve seen fans and observers brutalize young umpires and referees – too often, in fact – who are just trying to get involved, learn a new skill and contribute to youth leagues.
    Aug. 28, 2013 - Highland Community News

  • Bob Barker in Crain's Chicago Business
    We intend to train a growing number of law students in this area of the law in the hope that they will ultimately lead a national effort to make it illegal to brutalize and exploit these helpless creatures,Barker said.
  • René Lévesque in The Asian Pacific Post
    They bring women to barracks, rape and brutalize them and then dump them back in their villages. The world should enforce sanctions on them and try them for human rights violations,Levesque said.
  • Lincoln Diaz-Balart in Arkansas Democrat Gazette
    Unilateral concessions to the dictatorship embolden it to further isolate, imprison and brutalize pro-democracy activists,Diaz-Balart said.

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