mangled


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man·gle 1

 (măng′gəl)
tr.v. man·gled, man·gling, man·gles
1. To mutilate or disfigure by battering, hacking, cutting, or tearing: fishing nets that mangle fish.
2. To ruin or spoil through ineptitude or ignorance: mangle a speech.

[Middle English manglen, from Anglo-Norman mangler, frequentative of Old French mangoner, to cut to bits; possibly akin to mahaignier, to maim; see mayhem.]

man′gler n.
Synonyms: mangle, maim1, maul, mutilate
These verbs mean to cause severe injury or damage: machinery that mangled the worker's fingers; a construction worker maimed in an accident; a hiker mauled by a hungry bear; soldiers mutilated by shrapnel.

man·gle 2

 (măng′gəl)
n.
1. A machine for pressing fabrics by means of heated rollers.
2. Chiefly British A clothes wringer.
tr.v. man·gled, man·gling, man·gles
To press with a mangle.

[Dutch mangel, from German, from Middle High German, diminutive of mange, mangonel, from Late Latin manganum, catapult; see mangonel.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mangled - having edges that are jagged from injurymangled - having edges that are jagged from injury
injured - harmed; "injured soldiers"; "injured feelings"
Translations

mangled

[ˈmæŋgəld] adj
[body] → mutilé(e)
the mangled wreckage [car] → l'épave méconnaissable
References in classic literature ?
Well, we wroted a Nursery-Song, and the Professor mangled it longer for us.
His mangled body sank out of sight, and blood and brains marked the water where he had stood.
We bore her home, all mangled and drenched in blood, and knelt by her and listened to her broken and wandering words, and prayed for her passing spirit, and there was no comfort - nor ever will be, I think.
Would you have men eat while the bodies of those whom Hector son of Priam slew are still lying mangled upon the plain?
Briseis, fair as Venus, when she saw the mangled body of Patroclus, flung herself upon it and cried aloud, tearing her breast, her neck, and her lovely face with both her hands.
And here is Cornelius, whom they now likewise drag out of the carriage, -- Cornelius, who is already quite broken and mangled by the torture.
And after having mangled, and torn, and completely stripped the two brothers, the mob dragged their naked and bloody bodies to an extemporised gibbet, where amateur executioners hung them up by the feet.
This we did, and the sails were hoisted, but before we had made any way the rocs reached their despoiled nest and hovered about it, uttering frightful cries when they discovered the mangled remains of their young one.
The murderer was gone long ago; but there lay his victim in the middle of the lane, incredibly mangled.
We locked ourselves in, and then took Moreau's mangled body into the yard and laid it upon a pile of brushwood.
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