Mangle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmæŋɡl|  American pronunciation of the word mangle
Brit.  |ˈmaŋɡ(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word mangle


- clothes dryer for drying and ironing laundry by passing it between two heavy heated rollers
- press with a mangle
mangle the sheets
- injure badly by beating (syn: maul)
- alter so as to make unrecognizable (syn: murder, mutilate)
- destroy or injure severely (syn: cut up, mutilate)


I could hardly recognize the body of the driver, as it had been badly mangled up in the accident.

The trap closed round her leg, badly mangling her ankle.

The orchestra had mangled Bach's music.

Some mangles in newspaper articles occur under the pressure of deadlines.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: mangle
he/she/it: mangles
present participle: mangling
past tense: mangled
past participle: mangled
singular: mangle
plural: mangles
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