—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. Archaic.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.