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  • v  make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story

  • Finally, with special playback equipment, the garble began to make sense.
  • But the book's perfervid tone and fuzzy phrasinghardly appropriate from a Supreme Court Justicegarble the message.
  • But Lauwers had no intention of straying from his captors' text; his British instructions, he says, called for him to garble every 16th letter.
Quotes

  • Steve Russell in Slate
    The Western understanding of names as first and last : caused many analysts to garble and confusethe names of their Iraqi targets, Russell explained to me via e-mail.
  • Richard Posner in Chicago Sun-Times
    The report of my talk in the Australian newspaper ...... is a complete garble,Posner wrote in an e-mail. "I don't advocate secret trials, profiling, or the characterization of the conflict with terrorism as a 'war.' "

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