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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Mangle \Man"gle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mangled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Mangling.] [A frequentative fr. OE. manken to main, AS.
mancian, in bemancian to mutilate, fr. L. mancus maimed;
perh. akin to G. mangeln to be wanting.]
1. To cut or bruise with repeated blows or strokes, making a
ragged or torn wound, or covering with wounds; to tear in
cutting; to cut in a bungling manner; to lacerate; to
Mangled with ghastly wounds through plate and mail.
2. To mutilate or injure, in making, doing, or performing;
as, to mangle a piece of music or a recitation.
To mangle a play or a novel. --Swift.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: having edges that are jagged from injury [syn:
lacerate, lacerated, mangled, torn]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
60 Moby Thesaurus words for "mangled":
aggravated, broken, burned, burst, busted, butchered, castrated,
checked, chipped, cleft, cloven, cracked, crazed, cut, cut short,
damaged, deteriorated, docked, embittered, exacerbated, garbled,
harmed, hashed, hurt, impaired, imperfect, in bits, in pieces,
in shards, in shreds, injured, irritated, lacerate, lacerated,
lopped, mutilated, quartered, ragged, rent, riven, ruptured,
scalded, scorched, severed, shattered, shredded, slashed, slit,
smashed, splintered, split, sprung, tattered, the worse for, torn,
truncated, weakened, worse, worse off, worsened
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