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English noun: mangle

1. mangle (artifact) clothes dryer for drying and ironing laundry by passing it between two heavy heated rollers

Broader (hypernym)clothes drier, clothes dryer

English verb: mangle

1. mangle (contact) press with a mangle

SamplesMangle the sheets.

ExamplesThey mangle the cape

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)iron, iron out, press

2. mangle (contact) injure badly by beating


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)blemish, deface, disfigure

Entailinjure, mar, mutilate, wound

3. mangle (change) alter so as to make unrecognizable

SamplesThe tourists murdered the French language.

Synonymsmurder, mutilate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)distort, falsify, garble, warp

4. mangle (change) destroy or injure severely

SamplesThe madman mutilates art work.

Synonymscut up, mutilate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)damage

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