What does the word maim mean?

Usage examples for maim

  1. Starve and freeze and maim for dividends. – The Deluge by David Graham Phillips
  2. The Vizier Mussapulta then ordered that one of his slaves should stay behind, and destroy and bury the lion; which he commanded to be done with the utmost caution, as Almurah had made a decree that if any subjects should wound, maim, or destroy any lion in his forests, the same should be put to death. – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  3. If you don't choose to shoot me in a vital spot and so insure my death, you ought to maim me to prevent me from moving, leave me here and go and fetch the police from the village to take me into custody. – The Intriguers by William Le Queux
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