mangle definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To mutilate or disfigure by battering, hacking, cutting, or tearing. See Synonyms at batter1.
    • To ruin or spoil through ineptitude or lack of knowledge: mangle a speech.
    • To press with a mangle.
    • To cut or bruise with repeated hits or shots, making a ragged or torn wound, or covering with wounds; to-tear in cutting; to cut in a bungling fashion; to lacerate; to mutilate.
    • To mutilate or injure, in making, doing, or doing.
    • To smooth with a mangle, as moist linen or fabric.
  • noun:
    • a device for pushing textiles in the shape of heated rollers.
    • Chiefly British A clothes wringer.
    • A hand-operated unit with rollers, for wringing laundry.
    • The mangle attached to wringer washing machines, also known as the wringer.
    • A machine for smoothing linen or cotton fabric, as sheets, tablecloths, napkins, and garments, by roller force, usually with hot rollers.
    • A machine for smoothing materials or home articles of linen or cotton fiber, as sheets, table-cloths, napkins, and towels.
    • identify plate-straightening moves.
    • clothes dryer for drying out and ironing washing by passing it between two hefty hot rollers
  • verb:
    • to improve, mutilate or disfigure by cutting, ripping, rearranging etc.
    • To wring washing.
    • To modify (an identifier from source code) in order to create a distinctive identifier for inner usage because of the compiler, etc.
    • injure terribly by beating
    • hit with a mangle
    • demolish or injure severely
    • change so as to make unrecognizable
  • others:
    • To reduce and reduce or tear at random; wound jaggedly or by many slices; hack; lacerate; disfigure by cutting, hacking, tearing, or crushing: used chiefly towards cutting of skin.
    • Figuratively, to destroy the balance or completeness of; mutilate; mar through lack of knowledge, bungling, or malice.
    • Synonyms Maim, etc. See mutilate.
    • To smooth with a mangle; calender.

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