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Meaning of garble

gar•ble

Pronunciation: (gär'bul), [key]
— v., n. -bled, -bling,
—v.t.
  1. to confuse unintentionally or ignorantly; jumble: to garble instructions.
  2. to make unfair or misleading selections from or arrangement of (fact, statements, writings, etc.); distort: to garble a quotation.
  3. to take out the best of.
—n.
  1. the act or process of garbling.
  2. an instance of garbling; a garbled phrase, literary passage, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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