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man·gle 1

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

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.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mangler - a person who mutilates or destroys or disfigures or cripplesmangler - a person who mutilates or destroys or disfigures or cripples
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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nHackmaschine f, → Fleischwolf m; (fig: person) → Verstümmler(in) m(f)
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O Mrs Higden, Mrs Higden, you was a woman and a mother and a mangler in a million million!'
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