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摘要: Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 1, 2022 is: garble • \GAR-bul\  •...

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 1, 2022 is:

garble • \GAR-bul\  • verb

Garble means "to so alter or distort as to create a wrong impression or change the meaning."

// The text on the television was garbled, but viewers could still decipher what was being said.

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Examples:

"We aren't very good as human beings at having good conversations in the first place, and then everything switched to Zoom, where body language often gets lost and signals get garbled." — Andreas Kluth, quoted in The Daily Herald (Everett, Washington), 25 Dec. 2021

Did you know?

Garble comes from Anglo-French garbeler, meaning "to remove impurities or refuse from (spices)." The English word refers to distortion of speech or writing that makes its meaning unclear (impure).



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