mangle

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English mangelen, from Anglo-Norman mangler, mahangler, frequentative of either Old French mangonner (to cut to pieces) or mahaigner (to mutilate), of Germanic origin, for which see mayhem. Compare also Old High German mangolōn (to suffer loss, be deprived) (> German mangeln (to lack, mangle)).

Alternate etymology derives mangle from Middle English *mankelen, a frequentative form of manken (to mutilate), from Old English mancian, bemancian (to maim). More at mank.

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Verb[edit]

mangle (third-person singular simple present mangles, present participle mangling, simple past and past participle mangled)

  1. (transitive) To change, mutilate or disfigure by cutting, tearing, rearranging etc.
    • Milton
      mangled with ghastly wounds through plate and mail
    • Jonathan Swift
      when they are disposed to mangle a play or novel
  2. (transitive, archaic) To wring laundry.
  3. (transitive, computing) To modify (an identifier from source code) so as to produce a unique identifier for internal use by the compiler, etc.

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Noun[edit]

mangle (plural mangles)

hand mangle
  1. A hand-operated device with rollers, for wringing laundry.
  2. The mangle attached to wringer washing machines, often called the wringer.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish mangle.

Noun[edit]

mangle m (plural mangles)

  1. mangrove

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German mangeln (to lack).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /manɡlə/, [ˈmɑŋlə]

Verb[edit]

mangle (imperative mangl, infinitive at mangle, present tense mangler, past tense manglede, past participle er/har manglet)

  1. lack
  2. want
  3. need
  4. be missing
  5. be lacking
  6. be absent

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

mangle

  1. First-person singular present of mangeln.
  2. Imperative singular of mangeln.
  3. First-person singular subjunctive I of mangeln.
  4. Third-person singular subjunctive I of mangeln.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German mangeln

Verb[edit]

mangle (imperative mangl or mangle, present tense mangler, simple past and past participle mangla or manglet, present participle manglende)

  1. to lack (something)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Galibi Carib or Arawak

Noun[edit]

mangle m (plural mangles)

  1. mangrove