brutalize

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brutalize

verb barbarize, be pitiless, be vicious to, be wicked to, brutify, bully, corrupt, decivilize, deform one's character, dehumanize, demoralize, hurt, injure, lead astray, make insensitive, make wicked, maltreat, mislead, molest, oppress, persecute, pervert, render evil, run down, seduce, teach wickedness
Associated concepts: assault, cruel and inhuman punishment
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If the disgusting Garfield and Shovell King were facing serious jail time for the crimes of their brutalised dog, then they would soon discover that they do give a toss after all.
Only the young, inexperienced soldier refuses to go along with the madness, as the other four dehumanise the woman and pump bullets into her brutalised body.
The vast majority do not want to be here and are often brutalised - mentally and physically - by evil masters.
She is preparing a new movie called Enough, where she will play a brutalised wife who turns the table on her thuggish husband by taking up martial arts.
He has allegedly admitted to personally torturing and killing prisoners at Tuol Sleng, the Khmer Rouge's main detention facility where more than 14,000 men, women and children were brutalised and later exterminated.
That sounded beautifully similar to the time in 1973 when King (right) arrived at a fight with champion Joe Frazier and left in the limousine of the man who had just brutalised him, George Foreman.
But he served just eight years of a 16-year sentence and was put back into the community he so horribly brutalised.
The thugs committing these horrendous crimes are brutalised enough - this would harden them even more.
The court heard he had suffered a childhood of "Dickensian horror" during which he was brutalised by his father and stepmother.
He was a bodybuilder who dealt in drugs, was married twice and brutalised women.
Susan McDonald, 36, had had depression since being brutalised by crack addict Milton Brown.
He hit his four-month-old little girl in the chest, brutalised her year-old sister and hit his three-year-old eldest son in the face, leaving him with a bloodied nose.