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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

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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After all, it was me sitting at the wheel of that mangled Audi, and me watching this scene of devastation from the safety of my ringside seat.
| Loughborough College students watched firefighters cut their classmates free from a mangled car.
| The remains of the mangled car which left a young woman fighting for life and (top left) another vehicle involved in the crash
"At least 60 people have been confirmed dead and one of the buses caught fire with the other seriously mangled," the official said.
"His bike was quite mangled and there were a few scrapes down the side of the car, a grey people carrier I think."
"I was travelling to my mum's with my son in the back and then suddenly the car just got thrown about and I thought 'what the hell is that?' "When I got out, both the alloys on my front and rear tyres were mangled and saw this pothole that was more like a swimming pool with the size of it.
"I, teacher educator": Grappling with ethical responsibility, hybrid pedagogies, and neoliberal agendas in 'mangled' educational spaces.
Survivors and bodies were retrieved from mangled coaches that had fallen on their side.
-More of mangled remains of a vehicle and policemen at the incident site
MANGLED Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller with his piece showing the devastation of war
Both cars were badly mangled by the collision, which happened between junctions 10 and 11 and scattered debris over a large part of the carriageway.
The death toll is expected to rise as firefighters search the mangled wreckage of commuter carriages that collided with a freight train.