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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgarbledgar‧bled /ˈɡɑːbəld $ ˈɡɑːr-/ adjective  CLEAR/EASY TO UNDERSTANDa garbled statement or report is very unclear and confusing syn confused The papers had some garbled version of the story. a garbled phone messagegarble verb [transitive]garble noun [uncountable]
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garbledRachel was not an easy person to go to with such a strange and garbled fear.The account appears in garbled form in the New Testament.During the Renaissance, for example, it surfaced repeatedly albeit in somewhat garbled form.It was the peculiar accent that puzzled me before; it made Alice's words sound garbled, nonsensical.The voice on the tape was too garbled to understand.The newspapers had some garbled version of the story.There were a few more garbled words, part of an argument, then a loud noise and a scream.
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