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mangle1

man·gle1

mangle1

 
pronunciation:
maeng gl
part of speech: verb
inflections: mangled, mangles, mangling
definition: to damage badly by cutting, crushing, or tearing apart.
A huge truck backed into their car and mangled its front end.Try not to mangle the milk carton when you open it.
synonyms:
mutilate
similar words:
crush, damage, disfigure, shred
derivation: mangler (n.)