Translation of "mangle" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈmæŋ.ɡl̩/ us

to destroy something by twisting it with force or tearing it into pieces so that its original form is completely changed

destrozar, mutilar
My sweater got mangled in the washing machine.
His arm was mangled in the machine.

If you mangle a speech or a piece of written work, you make so many mistakes that you completely spoil it.

As he read the poem out loud, he mangled the rhythm so badly that it hardly made any sense.
mangled adjective uk /-ɡl̩d/ us

destrozado, mutilado
All that remains of yesterday’s car crash is a pile of mangled metal.
noun uk /ˈmæŋ.ɡl̩/ us also wringer

a machine used for pressing water out of clothes by putting the clothes between two heavy, smooth, round bars


(Translation of “mangle” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈmӕŋɡl/

to crush to pieces

destrozar, despedazar, aplastar
The car was badly mangled in the accident.

to spoil (eg a piece of music) by bad mistakes etc

He mangled the music by his terrible playing.

to put (clothing etc) through a mangle.

pasar por el escurridor, escurrir

(Translation of “mangle” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)