English[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Pronunciation[edit | edit source]
- Rhymes: -ɑː(r)bəl
Verb[edit | edit source]
Third person singular
to Garble (third-person singular simple present garbles, present participle garbling, simple past and past participle garbled)
- (obsolete) To sift or bolt, to separate the fine or valuable parts of from the coarse and useless parts, or from dross or dirt; as, to garble spices.
- 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.
Derived terms[edit | edit source]
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- Garble in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Garble in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911