mangle-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: press/dry fabric using a mangle

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate]] MANGLE NP2[patient] NP1[agent[animate]] MANGLE

The workers mangled the sheets until they were dry and crease-free.
I plugged her in and started mangling the sheets.
Nunia ran away, leaving Steppie to finish mangling the sheets by herself.
A considerably enhanced effect can be achieved by calendaring or mangling the fabric.
Fold these evenly while damp, and mangle.

VerbNet: carve-21.2
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: mangle.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: destroy by altering to an unrecognizable state

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent] MANGLE NP2[patient] (PP[instrument|manner])

George W. Bush mangled the English language like no other president.
Vandals Mangled the Car of a Judge.
Friar John and his party kept on mangling and spitting the Chitterlings like mad.
He mangled the music by his terrible playing.
Next, Crowley suggested the young man mangled his question.

VerbNet: carve-21.2-1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: mangle.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 4