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  • verb Present participle of cruel.

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Examples

  • In a practice known as “cruelling”, parents intentionally hurt their kids, including babies, and teach them . to retaliate physically: a behavioural echo, perhaps, of the days when clans were often at war and children needed to protect themselves.

    Untruth by omission

  • With falling prices cruelling cashflow, Rio is now struggling to service its US$38. 7 billion debt load and is turning to China for the solution.

    Rio Tinto to Cut 700 Positions

  • In a practice known as “cruelling”, parents intentionally hurt their kids, including babies, and teach them . to retaliate physically: a behavioural echo, perhaps, of the days when clans were often at war and children needed to protect themselves.

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  • Oh, but it is I say, no less than those blatant billboards cruelling the next street.

    No Lip Service To Originality

  • While the survey noted that the current economic climate meant businesses had downgraded investment spending in 2011 - potentially cruelling plans to improve their IT systems - Mr Vincent said many changes could be made with little cost.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • In 2010 the Sharks lost their first five matches, cruelling their finals hopes before finishing strong winning seven of their last eight.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • In 2010 the Sharks lost their first five matches, cruelling their finals hopes before finishing strong winning seven of their last eight.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • If you believe the critics, Australian soccer's glory days burned brightly for a few delirious weeks in 2006, but ended the moment Fabio Grosso dived over Lucas Neill, cruelling the Socceroos 'World Cup fairytale.

    The Australian | News |

  • Coming back after shoulder surgery in 2009, Bright endured a horrible run of accidents that came close to cruelling her Games before she even got there.

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  • Coming back after shoulder surgery in 2009, Bright endured a horrible run of accidents that came close to cruelling her Games before she even got there.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

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