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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Anglo-French
Origin: mangler, from Old French maynier; MAIM

mangle

1 verb
     
man‧gle1 [transitive]
1 to damage or injure something badly by crushing or twisting it:
The trap closed round her leg, badly mangling her ankle.
2 to spoil something such as a speech or piece of music, by saying or playing it badly:
The orchestra had mangled Bach's music.
mangled adjective [only before noun]
the mangled remains of the aircraft

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