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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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garbling the chronology of the affair of Antony and Cleopatra ("the teen queen of Egypt").
But she sounds shaky on other tunes - wandering off key in ``On & On'' and garbling the phrasing in her version of Chaka Khan's ``Stay.
The insertion occurs in the part of the gene that codes for the SBE1, thus garbling the DNA message for SBE1 production.