Mangle



[mang-guh l] /ˈmæŋ gəl/

verb (used with object), mangled, mangling.
1.
to injure severely, disfigure, or mutilate by cutting, slashing, or crushing:
The coat sleeve was mangled in the gears of the machine.
2.
to spoil; ruin; mar badly:
to mangle a text by careless typesetting.
[mang-guh l] /ˈmæŋ gəl/
noun
1.
a machine for smoothing or pressing clothes, household linen, etc., by means of heated rollers.
verb (used with object), mangled, mangling.
2.
to smooth or press with a mangle.
3.
Metalworking. to squeeze (metal plates) between rollers.
/ˈmæŋɡəl/
verb (transitive)
1.
to mutilate, disfigure, or destroy by cutting, crushing, or tearing
2.
to ruin, spoil, or mar
/ˈmæŋɡəl/
noun
1.
Also called wringer. a machine for pressing or drying wet textiles, clothes, etc, consisting of two heavy rollers between which the cloth is passed
verb (transitive)
2.
to press or dry in a mangle
v.

“to mutilate,” c.1400, from Anglo-French mangler, frequentative of Old French mangoner “cut to pieces,” of uncertain origin, perhaps connected with Old French mahaignier “to maim, mutilate, wound” (see maim). Meaning “to mispronounce (words), garble” is from 1530s. Related: Mangled; mangling.
n.

clothes-pressing machine, 1774, from Dutch mangel, apparently short for mangelstok, from stem of mangelen to mangle, from Middle Dutch mange, ultimately from root of mangonel.

Used similarly to mung or scribble, but more violent in its connotations; something that is mangled has been irreversibly and totally trashed.

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