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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


Synonymsmaul


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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