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be put through the mangle

To be subjected to some ordeal, difficulty, trial, or punishment; to undergo an unpleasant experience. Between my mother's bout with cancer, Jenny losing her job, and the bank threatening to foreclose on the house, our family has really been put through the mangle this year. Jake wasn't a great fit for the military, and he was constantly being put through the mangle for disobedience.
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put (someone) through the mangle

To subject someone to some ordeal, difficulty, trial, or punishment; to force someone to undergo an unpleasant experience. My mother's recent bout with cancer has really put us through the mangle this year. I don't think Jake is a great fit for the military. His superiors are constantly putting him through the mangle for his disobedience.
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Se realizo un analisis de la tasa de degradacion (R) y del coeficiente de degradacion (k) de la hoja de mangle por temporadas de la region: nortes (noviembre a febrero), secas (marzo a junio) y lluvias (julio a octubre).
"Si abuelo, lo recuerdo, yo decia: me van a reganar, pero lo hice normal, porque de a poquitos fui tomando confianza y ahi usted se integro y rezamos los dos, el ave San Mangle, que se salven todos los arboles que en este bosque estan, para que los botas negras no los vengan a matar".
I viewed the mangle as the intertwined material and discursive elements involved in the production of particular knowledge and practice--For Grace, this meant the mangle of her materials from a past classroom life, our discourse related to those materials, her emotional reaction expressed physically, and the ways in which I recorded and interpreted her responses.
Rhizophores in Rhizophora mangle L: an alternative interpretation of so-called "aerial roots".
Los bosques de mangles en esta area se desarrollan fundamentalmente sobre turba fibrosa, siguiendole en orden de frecuencia los sustratos arenosos, presentes fundamentalmente en el cayo.
racemosa (100% relative density (number of trunks) and dominance (basal area)), R mangle (75% of dominance and 97% relative density) and A.
Es relevante mencionar que la respuesta morfologica en las tres especies de plantulas de mangle utilizadas para este estudio, fue similar en ambos dispositivos experimentales durante la fase de "referencia".
This reviewer finds it very interesting that Pickering's theory of the "mangle" could be applied in each case study regardless of the scenario or the author's field of study.
En el vivero construido por el grupo de mujeres de Chabihau "Flor de mangle", se prepararon 10 000 bolsas de plastico con sedimento de la cienaga en las que se colocaron 5 000 propagulos de mangle rojo y 5 000 de mangle negro bajo condiciones de sombra (con techo de palma y sombra durante las horas de mayor insolacion).
Rather than putting mangles and irons behind glass cases, on Monday Ormesby Hall let visitors put them to good use.
A partir de propagulos marcados se estudiaron los patrones de dispersion y establecimiento de las tres especies dominantes en los manglares del delta del rio Rancheria, Rhizophora mangle, Avicennia germinans y Laguncularia racemosa.
A lo largo de la costa y bordeando las cienagas en suelos inundados por las mareas crecen los manglares, principalmente de tipo arbustivo, cuyas especies son: mangle negro (Avicennia nitida), mangle blanco (Laguncularia racemosa) y mangle rojo (Rhizophora mangle).
Lightning can mangle an office building's computers, machinery and electronic systems within seconds.