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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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After some more garbled dialogue, the dispatcher asked the woman if she shot the intruder, to which the woman responded, "Yes.
The Garbled Computer" should be able to use standard data cloud services without revealing any confidential information or the nature of the data.
A letter to the editor that appeared in the July 2012 issue of the Archives has a sentence that contains garbled text.
David Clifton, 26, received a garbled, mis-spelled text while on holiday in the US.
And that's not the only strange thing going on--what's behind the garbled call she got from Nick?
to change or twist the meaning or sound of <He garbled the message.
What we get are garbled contradictory statements from Joe Kinnear, quotes from Keith Harris picked up almost as asides in other conversations, nothing from the chairman Mr Llambias, and therefore any amount of press speculation.
I wonder if Mr Stewart would be so quick to criticise the crackdown if he or one of his family were the victim of a hit and run and the only detail an eyewitness could give was a garbled mixture of numbers and characters of what looked like a name?
FBI code-breakers were asked to look at his seemingly garbled notes and concluded he was encrypting with a system of biblical references.
In everyday speech, these little phrases are usually understood, but they can get garbled in print.
Remember too, that not every computer has the same set of fonts, and a font that looks great on your computer may appear garbled or different on another.
A phrase Jesuits used of themselves is quoted in garbled fashion on p.