Do not stir them and mutilate them with a spoon, but turn them into a colander and drain.
But that herd belongs to the lawyer, and I've taught him, now, to mutilate our horses.
Why should you, possessing that acid and that furnace, mutilate a man's face and head with a spade?
The passage is too long to quote, and it would be unfair to mutilate it.
I remembered Tommy's promise of the night before to mutilate my countenance on certain conditions, and began to laugh.
What if she maim and mutilate all the animals in her Noah's Ark?
The men who have me swear to mutilate and finally kill me unless you come to terms immediately.
Do not cut off heads, ears, or noses, or mutilate in any way.
"I could mutilate my own limbs for love of you two," answered he, grasping unobserved the hands of his two friends.
To isolate them is to mutilate, and sometimes to extinguish them.
1530s, of things; 1560s, of persons; from Latin mutilatus, past participle of mutilare "to cut off, lop off, cut short; maim, mutilate," from mutilus "maimed" (see mutilation). Technically, to deprive of some principal part, especially by cutting off. Related: Mutilated; mutilating.