Pronunciation: (gär'bul), [key]
—v., -bled, -bling,
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. Archaic.to take out the best of.
1. the act or process of garbling.
2. an instance of garbling; a garbled phrase, literary passage, etc.
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