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mangle1

man·gle1

mangle1

 
pronunciation:
maeng gl
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mangled, mangles, mangling
definition 1: to damage severely or mutilate by cutting, crushing, or tearing apart.
He mangled his hand in the machine.
synonyms:
mutilate
similar words:
crush, damage, disfigure, lacerate, rend, shred
definition 2: to ruin or deform as though by mangling.
The reporter mangled the facts beyond recognition.
synonyms:
garble, hack, hash
similar words:
confuse, distort, jumble, muddy, mutilate
derivation: mangler (n.)