Mangled
Mangle Man"gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mangling}.] [A frequentative fr. OE. manken to main, AS. mancian, in bemancian to mutilate, fr. L. mancus maimed; perh. akin to G. mangeln to be wanting.] 1. To cut or bruise with repeated blows or strokes, making a ragged or torn wound, or covering with wounds; to tear in cutting; to cut in a bungling manner; to lacerate; to mutilate. [1913 Webster]

Mangled with ghastly wounds through plate and mail. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To mutilate or injure, in making, doing, or performing; as, to mangle a piece of music or a recitation. [1913 Webster]

To mangle a play or a novel. --Swift. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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