(v. t.) To cut or bruise with repeated blows or strokes, making a ragged or torn wound, or covering with wounds; to tear in cutting; to cut in a bungling manner; to lacerate; to mutilate.
(v. t.) To mutilate or injure, in making, doing, or pertaining; as, to mangle a piece of music or a recitation.
(n.) A machine for smoothing linen or cotton cloth, as sheets, tablecloths, napkins, and clothing, by roller pressure.
(n.) To smooth with a mangle, as damp linen or cloth.
(1) Against all sense, their goals all came in a six-minute spell as they mangled a defence billed as the world's best.
(2) It takes time for Dhaka's ramshackle emergency services to arrive, so hundreds of locals clamber over and through the rubble, tearing at the concrete blocks and mangled metal with their hands.
(3) What so often poisoned their dealings and repeatedly mangled New Labour's effectiveness in its early, popular years was the personal dimension.
(4) This is bad news for aggregators whose digital serfs cut, paste, compile and mangle abstracts of news stories that real media outlets produce at great expense.
(5) Retrospective data suggest that a Mangled Extremity Syndrome Index (M.E.S.I.)
(6) It will now be unfairly blamed on the bill and a bill that is not only mangled and bureaucratic, but also unnecessary."
(7) While all my other questions have been answered, albeit halfheartedly, this one was not fudged or spun or mangled, but simply ignored.
(8) Inside were the mangled seats where two of the pilots had sat.
(9) And a programme on the Northern Ireland hunger strikes that had a rather vivid contribution from Ian Paisley was mangled for fear of it projecting a nasty image of Britain.
(10) It is in the patient's best interest if the emergency department staff assumes that a mangled extremity will be replanted or revascularized.
(11) As the sun set over the cratered fields around Debaltseve, a group of pro-Russia Cossack fighters were retrieving boxes of anti-tank artillery rounds and two armoured vehicles left by Kiev’s forces on the side of the Rostov-Kharkiv highway, which was littered with mangled cars and turret-less tanks.
(12) It was a mangled, distorted reflection of the will of the people perhaps, but that's what it says on the FPTP tin.
(13) The House of Representatives today votes on the Waxman-Markey bill to establish a carbon cap-and-trade system, which shows all the signs of having been through the congressional mangle.
(14) Seventeen patients fit the category of Mangled Extremity Syndrome (M.E.S.).
(15) Graphic photos of Said's mangled face have spread across the internet, prompting protests in Cairo and Alexandria, which have been broken up by the police.
(16) Areas that were once a mass of shattered houses and mangled cars, and boats dragged in by the waves, are now flat, vacant spaces.
(17) The opening points passed in a blizzard of high quality baseline slugging as Murray attacked the Djokovic serve and after 22 brain-manglingly intense minutes the British No1 got his first little nudge in front, breaking serve to go 2-1 up.
(18) "It would seem more logical for the prime minister to refine her vocabulary than for the Macquarie Dictionary to keep changing its definitions every time a politician mangles the English language," Fiona Nash, a senator in Abbott's coalition, said.
(19) A haunting photograph of the pair lying on the ground, the mother’s body badly mangled but one arm still cradling the corpse of her child, was shared on social media and led to another round of both sides loudly blaming the other for the atrocity.
(20) Standing by a mangled corpse of an Isis militant on Wednesday, Jaffar said the Isis Humvees had advanced despite a hail of rocket-propelled grenades fired by the peshmerga.
(a.) Deprived of, or having lost, an important part; mutilated.
(a.) Having finlike appendages or flukes instead of legs, as a cetacean.
(n.) A cetacean, or a sirenian.
(v. t.) To cut off or remove a limb or essential part of; to maim; to cripple; to hack; as, to mutilate the body, a statue, etc.
(v. t.) To destroy or remove a material part of, so as to render imperfect; as, to mutilate the orations of Cicero.
(1) Following mass disasters and individual deaths, dentists with special training and experience in forensic odontology are frequently called upon to assist in the identification of badly mutilated or decomposed bodies.
(2) We come to see that some traditions keep us grounded, but that, in our modern world, other traditions set us back.” Female genital mutilation (FGM) affects more than 130 million girls and women around the world.
(3) The central nervous system proximity poses a difficult problem and speaks for an early mutilating surgery.
(4) To avoid mutilating surgery in advanced disease, four courses of VBC chemotherapy were administered prior to resection.
(5) UK Border Force officers have warned of an emerging trend of "cutters" flying into Britain to practise female genital mutilation (FGM).
(6) But she did back moves advocated by the Solicitor-General, Oliver Heald, to place a duty on parents to protect their children and make it illegal to permit their daughters to be mutilated.
(7) With the first prosecutions under way in the UK and Guinea-Bissau , an increased focus on strengthening the law in Kenya , and a rare conviction in Uganda , positive moves are being made in several countries to implement laws that ban female genital mutilation (FGM).
(8) It has been suggested that in some self-mutilating Tourette patients, HGPRT shows a time-related loss of activity at 4 degrees C, and an unusual isoelectrofocusing pattern.
(9) Its most prominent but by no means exclusive feature is self-mutilation.
(10) She explained that, as a baby, she had been subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM): her clitoris cut off and her vagina sealed, with only a small hole remaining for urine and menstruation.
(11) One described the mutilated bodies of three acquaintances – two women and a 14-year-old boy – found in their homes.
(12) Younger children may worry about genital mutilation, and should be reassured.
(13) Allegations that British soldiers murdered insurgents and mutilated their bodies after a fierce firefight in Iraq were roundly rejected by an official inquiry, which also found that a number of prisoners were abused and that troops breached the Geneva convention.
(14) That has left patients with unsatisfactorily functioning vaginas and a mutilated appearance.
(15) As illustrated by a case of dye impression, early extensive surgical exploration and radical removal of the injected agent are mandatory to minimize sequelae and to avoid mutilating complications.
(16) Hence unwilling finger mutilations can scarcely be the result of a "reflex action" of this kind.
(17) The future James I resorted to them on several occasions in Scotland: in 1600, for instance, he had two alleged assassins pickled in whisky, vinegar and allspice, put on trial, and then mutilated.
(18) But Mossad’s toughest opponent was her mother, who started demanding her grand-daughter’s mutilation from when she was just 11 months old.
(19) In one case a laceration over the median nerve was followed by self-induced trauma to the fingers distal to the cut, while the other patient developed self-mutilation in all the extremities following insecticide poisoning and presented with signs of diffuse peripheral neuropathy.
(20) Muslims suspected of collaborating with Djotodia's rebellion have been stoned to death in the streets and their bodies mutilated.