mutilate-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: destroy or injure severely

The madman mutilates artwork.
The killer mutilated the bodies.
They were mutilated before death.
Vandals mutilated the statue.
He is not to mutilate or alter what he gets.

VerbNet: destroy-44
FrameNet: Cause_harm
PropBank: mutilate.01

Sense Number 2: make unrecognizable

The tourist mutilated the French language.
John mutilated his attempt at an apology.
You will not mutilate an honest man's work.
The student mutilated the essay.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM