garble v : make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story [syn: falsify, distort, warp]
- Rhymes: -ɑː(r)bəl
- To pick out such parts of as may serve a purpose; to mutilate; to pervert; as, to garble a quotation; to garble an account.
- To make false by mutilation or addition
- "The editor garbled the story"
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