Mangle - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- injure badly by beating (syn: maul)
- alter so as to make unrecognizable (syn: murder, mutilate)
- destroy or injure severely (syn: 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.
present participle: mangling
past tense: mangled
past participle: mangled