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uk   /ˈmæŋ.ɡəl/ us   /ˈmæŋ.ɡəl/
adjective uk   /ˈmæŋ.ɡəld/ us   /ˈmæŋ.ɡəld/
All that remains of yesterday's car crash is a pile of mangled metal.

manglenoun [C]

uk   /ˈmæŋ.ɡəl/ us   /ˈmæŋ.ɡəl/ also wringer
(Definition of mangle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mangleverb [T]

us   /ˈmæŋ·ɡəl/
to destroy something by twisting it with force or tearing it so that its original form is changed: His car was mangled when it slammed head-on into a semitrailer truck. fig. The text was so mangled in translation that it was impossible to be sure of the meaning.
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