There is enough futile self-laceration in American academia without Spivak mauling the victim a little further.
mauling the ball, Leos had no answer.
mauling at the hands of the electorate.
The virtual pet does everything that a real pet does but without the cleaning up or possible mauling.
You might as well make it on your terms, ordering him to submit, rather than begging and mauling him like an animal.