mangle mangle  /ˈmæŋ ɡəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) alter so as to make unrecognizable
  2. (v) destroy or injure severely
  3. (n) clothes dryer for drying and ironing laundry by passing it between two heavy heated rollers
  4. (v) press with a mangle
  5. (v) injure badly by beating

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Usage(s):

  1. The new Kong does accidentally mangle a few people, but there's no real rage in him.
  2. From a few feet away, it does an admirable job of picking up your voice, and its speakers don't mangle the voice of the person on the other end like some speakerphones do.
  3. If Truman runs, he will throw the whole weight of the Democratic machine against Kefauver, and can probably mangle him at the Chicago convention, regardless of primary showings.

News

  • Oy vey! Umpires blow two calls on the same play in Padres-Rockies game (Video)

    We've seen our fair share of blown calls this season, but something a little different happened in Thursday night's Padres-Rockies game: The umpire crew managed to mangle two calls on the same play. It was the 12th inning of a … Continue reading ?
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Big League Stew via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. Every utterance was a huge applause line, including such mild crowd-warming openers as: "Sometimes I'm a little too blunt - I get that from my mom," Bush said. "Sometimes I mangle the English language - I get that from my father."
    on Nov 1, 2004 By: President Bush Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  2. The jury is still out among fans, fed up with high prices and no progress, and increasingly bored of such inanities as "I haven't laughed so much since Ma caught her tits in the mangle", which is what Bates said recently when accused by Chelsea...
    on Oct 24, 2006 By: Ken Bates Source: Independent

  3. "If I can mangle the words of Mark Antony, I come today to praise Fred, not to bury him," Parsons said. "He was a truly remarkable man."
    on Jan 17, 2008 By: Dick Parsons Source: Multichannel News

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