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garble

[′gär·bəl]
(communications)
To alter a message intentionally or unintentionally so that it is difficult to understand.
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They have trouble with misspellings and garbled text, and they are usually suitable only for specific topics or languages.
sagging facial muscles, a nodding head, buckling knees, loss of arm strength, garbled speech), or it may result in immediate and total body collapse, during which the person may appear unconscious, but is actually awake and alert.
Today, the family of the Liverpool FC fanatic said they had been left mystified by a series of silent or garbled phone calls they have received in the years since his disappearance.
While podcasts usually sound off-the-cuff with garbled sentences and dead spaces, others rival the quality of professional radio shows.
Each one recites a private monologue that is really just an endless (because looped) garbled complaint, and the distinctions between them are accordingly slight.
Workers have been confused by garbled data and "ghost" planes in the latest safety scare at the UK's new air traffic control centre.
Include a precise street address with ZIP code, plus your name and daytime phone number, just in case the message is garbled.
Counts's own essay, aside from a seriously garbled account of the ownership and sale of the Arkansas Gazette some years after the school crisis, adds a valuable note of intimacy and contemporaneity to the story of Little Rock.
The port authorities asked the Grafton to let a merchant ship pass, but garbled their instructions.
A final word on Moulakis's book: it is unfortunately marred by a surprisingly large number of typographical errors (missing words, misnumbered footnotes, misquoted passages, and garbled syntax) which occasionally make it difficult to read.
The existing system lost or garbled some callers' messages, officials said.
In HSTU011, Audiosoft Releases Virtuosa Gold, The Ultimate Virtual Stereo System for the PC, moved earlier today, the second graph contained garbled text that was inadvertently transmitted by PR Newswire.