- 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.
- 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.' "