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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.]

mangle

(ˈmæŋɡəl)
vb (tr)
1. to mutilate, disfigure, or destroy by cutting, crushing, or tearing
2. to ruin, spoil, or mar
[C14: from Norman French mangler, probably from Old French mahaignier to maim]
ˈmangled adj
ˈmangler n

mangle

(ˈmæŋɡəl)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) Also called: wringer a machine for pressing or drying wet textiles, clothes, etc, consisting of two heavy rollers between which the cloth is passed
vb (tr)
to press or dry in a mangle
[C18: from Dutch mangel, ultimately from Late Latin manganum. See mangonel]

man•gle1

(ˈmæŋ gəl)

v.t. -gled, -gling.
1. to injure severely, disfigure, or mutilate by cutting, slashing, or crushing: The machinery mangled a sleeve.
2. to spoil; ruin; mar badly: to mangle a text by careless typesetting.
[1375–1425; < Anglo-French mangler, perhaps from Old French mangonner to mangle; akin to mangonel]
man′gler, n.

man•gle2

(ˈmæŋ gəl)

n., v. -gled, -gling. n.
1. a machine for pressing laundry by passing it between heated rollers.
v.t.
2. to press with a mangle.
[1765–75; < Dutch mangel « Late Latin manganum. See mangonel]

mangle


Past participle: mangled
Gerund: mangling

Imperative
mangle
mangle
Present
I mangle
you mangle
he/she/it mangles
we mangle
you mangle
they mangle
Preterite
I mangled
you mangled
he/she/it mangled
we mangled
you mangled
they mangled
Present Continuous
I am mangling
you are mangling
he/she/it is mangling
we are mangling
you are mangling
they are mangling
Present Perfect
I have mangled
you have mangled
he/she/it has mangled
we have mangled
you have mangled
they have mangled
Past Continuous
I was mangling
you were mangling
he/she/it was mangling
we were mangling
you were mangling
they were mangling
Past Perfect
I had mangled
you had mangled
he/she/it had mangled
we had mangled
you had mangled
they had mangled
Future
I will mangle
you will mangle
he/she/it will mangle
we will mangle
you will mangle
they will mangle
Future Perfect
I will have mangled
you will have mangled
he/she/it will have mangled
we will have mangled
you will have mangled
they will have mangled
Future Continuous
I will be mangling
you will be mangling
he/she/it will be mangling
we will be mangling
you will be mangling
they will be mangling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mangling
you have been mangling
he/she/it has been mangling
we have been mangling
you have been mangling
they have been mangling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mangling
you will have been mangling
he/she/it will have been mangling
we will have been mangling
you will have been mangling
they will have been mangling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mangling
you had been mangling
he/she/it had been mangling
we had been mangling
you had been mangling
they had been mangling
Conditional
I would mangle
you would mangle
he/she/it would mangle
we would mangle
you would mangle
they would mangle
Past Conditional
I would have mangled
you would have mangled
he/she/it would have mangled
we would have mangled
you would have mangled
they would have mangled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mangle - clothes dryer for drying and ironing laundry by passing it between two heavy heated rollersmangle - clothes dryer for drying and ironing laundry by passing it between two heavy heated rollers
clothes drier, clothes dryer - a dryer that dries clothes wet from washing
Verb1.mangle - press with a mangle; "mangle the sheets"
iron, iron out, press - press and smooth with a heated iron; "press your shirts"; "she stood there ironing"
2.mangle - injure badly by beating
blemish, deface, disfigure - mar or spoil the appearance of; "scars defaced her cheeks"; "The vandals disfigured the statue"
3.mangle - alter so as to make unrecognizable; "The tourists murdered the French language"
distort, falsify, garble, warp - make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
4.mangle - destroy or injure severelymangle - destroy or injure severely; "The madman mutilates art work"
damage - inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"

mangle

verb
1. crush, mutilate, maim, deform, cut, total (slang), tear, destroy, ruin, mar, rend, wreck, spoil, butcher, cripple, hack, distort, trash (slang), maul, disfigure, lacerate His body was mangled beyond recognition.
2. ruin, murder (informal), mar, spoil, bungle, screw up (informal), mess up, make a hash of (informal) There is almost no phrase so simple that he cannot mangle it.

mangle 1

verb
To injure or damage, as by abuse or heavy wear:

mangle 2

verb
To smooth by applying heat and pressure:
Translations
مِعْصَرَة الغَسيل بالضَّغْطيُشَوِّه، يُفْسِديَضَع المَلابِس في مَعْصَرَةِ الغَسيليُقَطِّع
mandlmandlovatpokazitrozbít
mishandleødelæggerullevridemaskine
mángorlómángorol
aflaga, fara illa meîmeiîa, lemstraòvottkefli, vindavinda
išdarkytiperleisti per gręžimo įtaisąskalbinių gręžimo įtaisassuknežinti
izkropļotrullēt veļusacirstsadragātsadrupināt
mangeľmangľovať
berbat etmekçamaşır sıkma makinesiparçalamakpresten/merdaneden geçirmek

mangle

1 [ˈmæŋgl]
A. N (= device) → escurridor m
B. VT (= wring) → pasar por el escurridor

mangle

2 [ˈmæŋgl] VT (= crush) → aplastar; [+ text etc] → mutilar, estropear

mangle

[ˈmæŋgəl] n (= wringer) → essoreuse f

mangle

1
nMangel f
vt clothesmangeln

mangle

2
vt (also mangle up)(übel) zurichten

mangle

1 [ˈmæŋgl] vt (mutilate, body) → straziare, maciullare; (object) → stritolare

mangle

2 [ˈmæŋgl] nstrizzatoio

mangle

(ˈmӕŋgl) verb
1. to crush to pieces. The car was badly mangled in the accident.
2. to spoil (eg a piece of music) by bad mistakes etc. He mangled the music by his terrible playing.
3. to put (clothing etc) through a mangle.
noun
a machine with rollers for squeezing water out of wet clothes etc.
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