mangle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (clothes wringer)
a. el rodillo escurridor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In those days, you had to put all the sheets and towels that had been washed through the mangle.En aquellos tiempos había que pasar todas las sábanas y toallas lavadas por el rodillo escurridor.
b. el escurridor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My grandmother would have to take the washing out of the bucket and put it through the mangle.Mi abuela tenía que sacar la ropa del cubo y pasarla por el escurridor.
c. el rodillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Back then, we had mangles for wringing out wet washing rather than spin dryers.En aquel entonces, en lugar de centrifugadoras, teníamos rodillos para escurrir la ropa mojada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to damage severely)
a. destrozar
It was a miracle that Matthew survived, as his car was completely mangled.Fue un milagro que Matthew sobreviviera, ya que su automóvil quedó totalmente destrozado.
b. aplastar (to crush)
Many rescue workers were traumatized after seeing so many mangled bodies under the rubble.Muchos rescatistas quedaron traumatizados después de ver tantos cadáveres aplastados bajo los escombros.
3. (to distort)
a. destrozar
I can't bear listening to my father mangling French when we're on vacation in Quebec.No soporto oír a mi padre destrozando el francés cuando estamos de vacaciones en Quebec.
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mangle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for clothes)
a. el escurridor de rodillos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (body, text, truth)
a. mutilar
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mangle [ˈmæŋɡl]
transitive verb
(crush) aplastar; [+text etc] mutilar; estropear;
mangle [ˈmæŋɡl]
noun
(device) escurridor (m)
transitive verb
(wring) pasar por el escurridor
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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