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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.
References in classic literature ?
By the afternoon, one feeding and one, stacking up, they were running socks and stockings through the mangle while the irons were heating.
Always run the mangle Wednesday nights - collars an' cuffs.
We got to run the mangle to-night, but Thursday we'll knock off at six.
We sweated our way through long sizzling weeks at a task that was never done; and many a night, while the students snored in bed, my partner and I toiled on under the electric light at steam mangle or ironing board.
And I, the long time intimate of John Barleycorn, knew just what he promised me--maggots of fancy, dreams of power, forgetfulness, anything and everything save whirling washers, revolving mangles, humming centrifugal wringers, and fancy starch and interminable processions of duck trousers moving in steam under my flying iron.
It's like a mangle," she said: "if things are put in, they get squoze--"
It was then perceived to be a small home with a large mangle in it, at the handle of which machine stood a very long boy, with a very little head, and an open mouth of disproportionate capacity that seemed to assist his eyes in staring at the visitors.
Then Sloppy seeming to be seized with an industrious mania or fury, turned to at the mangle, and impelled it at the heads of the innocents with such a creaking and rumbling, that Mrs Higden stopped him.
Mrs Betty Higden was herself in a moment, and brought them all to order with that speed, that Sloppy, stopping short in a polysyllabic bellow, transferred his energy to the mangle, and had taken several penitential turns before he could be stopped.
There, amidst clothes-baskets and clothes, stripped up to his shirt-sleeves, but wearing still an old patched pair of pantaloons of superlative make, a once brilliant waistcoat, and moustache and whiskers as of yore, but lacking their lustrous dye--there, endeavouring to mollify the wrath of a buxom female--not the lawful Madame Mantalini, but the proprietress of the concern-- and grinding meanwhile as if for very life at the mangle, whose creaking noise, mingled with her shrill tones, appeared almost to deafen him--there was the graceful, elegant, fascinating, and once dashing Mantalini.
I will never break its heart, I will be a good boy, and never do so any more; I will never be naughty again; I beg its little pardon,' said Mr Mantalini, dropping the handle of the mangle, and folding his palms together; 'it is all up with its handsome friend
The roof was mended, a kitchen maid was found--a crony of the village elder's--hens were bought, the cows began giving milk, the garden hedge was stopped up with stakes, the carpenter made a mangle, hooks were put in the cupboards, and they ceased to burst open spontaneously, and an ironing-board covered with army cloth was placed across from the arm of a chair to the chest of drawers, and there was a smell of flatirons in the maids' room.