Definition Of mangle

verb

a large machine for ironing sheets or other fabrics, usually when they are damp, using heated rollers.

At seven in the evening they broke off to run the hotel linen through the mangle .

press or squeeze with a mangle.

severely mutilate, disfigure, or damage by cutting, tearing, or crushing.

the car was mangled almost beyond recognition

Example Of mangle

  • And, of course, I got to remembering Monday wash days at home, clouds of steam billowing, the washboard clattering and the mangle creaking, lines of gleaming white washing hanging out to dry.

  • At least we can say that it is not the only group creatively mangling the language.

  • At seven in the evening they broke off to run the hotel linen through the mangle .

  • ‘If I wasn't at school, I had to turn the handle on the mangle while mum put the sheets through,’ Peter recalls.

  • For decades now, our pop stars have been sending us political messages that are less mixed than mangled beyond reason.


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