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mangle

a machine for pressing or drying wet textiles, clothes, etc., consisting of two heavy rollers between which the cloth is passed
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mangle

Used similarly to mung or scribble, but more violent in its connotations; something that is mangled has been irreversibly and totally trashed.
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WRING OUT THE SPONGE IS A SIMPLE JOB THAT SIMPLY DOESN'T GET ENOUGH.
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"I am like anybody else: you want to wring the neck of these wretched people who behaved so irresponsibly and then we are now having to bail them out."
media wring their hands about the growing theocracy in Iran, they seldom recognize the sanctioned brutality routinely directed toward homosexuals.
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We know that simplistic proclamations about superior schools far away are incomplete at best, yet we continue to wring our hands about our inferiority.
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Having precipitated the ringside brawl at York Hall, they now wring their hands and cry,``Not us, guv.''
"Life is too short to wring your hands over every little issue that comes across your desk.
Dip these in water and wring them out before using.
* Wring out a washcloth and use it to grasp the edge of the tub when getting out.