The package was mauled by the careless messenger.
A large hammer with a heavy head that you use to pound a stake into the ground is an example of a maul.
When you roughly put your hands all over your lover and grab at him everywhere in a passionate frenzy, this is an example of a time when you maul him.
When a wolf tears apart a person with his teeth, this is an example of a time when the wolf mauls the person.
The bear mauled him in a terrible way.