[ UK /mˈæŋɡə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈmæŋɡəɫ/ ]
  1. injure badly by beating
  2. alter so as to make unrecognizable
    The tourists murdered the French language
  3. press with a mangle
    mangle the sheets
  4. destroy or injure severely
    The madman mutilates art work
  1. clothes dryer for drying and ironing laundry by passing it between two heavy heated rollers
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How To Use mangle In A Sentence

  • The nearby street was littered with shattered vehicles, pieces of glass, bricks, mangled steel and scraps of clothing.
  • The mangled wreckage of the stricken craft was such that rescue teams had not found him. The Sun
  • Or, the lift wreckage would become mangled inside the tubing, preventing any further use of that tube.
  • It can't: it is crammed with lovers packed in tight, the details smashed flat, extraneous facts shorn away to save space, mangled and compressed to the point of incomprehensibility and all beyond counting or collating.
  • The husky female voice on the other end explained in mangled Franglish that she would like to - merde!
  • My writing heart feels as crushed as that last bit of toothpaste that refuses to be squeezed out its flattened, mangled tube because someone (and I won’t name name but it begins with S and ends in cott) left the cap off again … Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » That’s Right. It’s Contest Time.
  • Mum used a mangle and a washboard so when the washing machine arrived it was a big moment.
  • Andi reached into one of her mangled pockets and pulled out an unfamiliar billfold.
  • Blood was splattered on the walls of the mangled buses.
  • -- But then they are not charged for seeing the lamps; there is no charge for walking round the walks; there is no charge for looking at the cosmoramic pictures; there is no charge for casting a glance at the orchestra; there is no charge for staring at the other people; there is no charge for bowing or talking to an acquaintance, if you meet one -- all these are gratis; and if you neither eat nor drink, there is no charge for witnessing those who do mangle the long-murdered honours of the coop, and gulp down the most renovating of liquors, be they hale or stout, vite vine, red port, or rack punch. The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 321, July 5, 1828
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