verhaspelen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ver- +‎ haspel (reel) +‎ -en, presumably with the idea of getting one's tongue tied up on a reel.

Verb[edit]

verhaspelen (past singular verhaspelde, past participle verhaspeld)

  1. to mangle, to mess up
  2. to reproduce strangely or wrongly (by speech, writing or otherwise)

Conjugation[edit]