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) (whence 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.

Pronunciation[edit]

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