Can Mitt the Mouth, so often lacerated by his own tongue, talk his way back into contention?
She was severely beaten, with a dozen broken ribs, a lacerated liver, and signs of strangulation that included a fractured thorax.
The best laid plans: Instead it was Mitt himself who came up lame, hobbled and lacerated by his own tripping tongue.
early 15c., from Latin laceratus, past participle of lacerare "tear to pieces, mangle," figuratively, "to slander, censure, abuse," from lacer "torn, mangled," from PIE root *lek- "to rend, tear" (cf. Greek lakis "tatter, rag," lakizein "to tear to pieces;" Russian lochma "rag, tatter, scrap;" Albanian l'akur "naked"). Related: Lacerated; lacerating.
Cut or wounded in a jagged manner.
lacerate lac·er·ate (lās'ə-rāt')
v. lac·er·at·ed, lac·er·at·ing, lac·er·ates
To rip, cut, or tear. adj. (-rĭt, -rāt')