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Grammar detail: 〜まくる

〜まくる - do something intensely
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verb stem + まくる
means
do something intensely, fiercely, fully, totally etc
On its own, the verb まくる generally means 'turn inside out', and is used for example to describe rolling up ones sleeves. When appended to the stem of a verb, it invokes a sense of doing something frantically and excessively - almost to the point of turning oneself inside out by doing it.
Some common verb combinations include:
するdoしまくるdo (something) to excess
べる
eat
べまくる
eat to excess, gobble, pig out
drink
みまくる
drink too much
見つめるlook at見つめまくるstare fixedly
しゃべるtalkしゃべりまくるblather on about, talk to death
あせるbe flusteredあせりまくるpanic
Notice how in each case, the English translation is quite vivid and colloquial, and the Japanese conveys an equivalent sense.
かのじょ
彼女
べらべらしゃべりまくる
まい
ってしまう

Her continuous chatter vexes me.
Historically まくる was written as
まく
る, but since 捲 is a Jinmeiyo kanji rather than a Joyo, this is increasingly uncommon. Note that the right side of 捲 exists in a slightly different form as the Joyo kanji 巻, to roll up.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ショク   ジキ    food   たべる to eat   く to eat   
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イン   の to drink   
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ケン   み to see   みえる to be seen; to appear   みせる to show   
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まく to turn inside out   まくれる to be turned inside out   
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カン   roll up   ま to roll (up)   まき roll, reel, volume   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
サン   まい to visit, go, come   
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