Meaning of “mangle” in the English Dictionary

"mangle" in British English

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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)

"mangle" in American English

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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.

(Definition of “mangle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)