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mishandle

mis·han·dle

mishandle

 
pronunciation:
mihs haen dl
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mishandled, mishandles, mishandling
definition 1: to deal with in an inefficient or unsatisfactory way; mismanage.
They badly mishandled the client's account.
similar words:
misconduct
definition 2: to physically mistreat; handle roughly.
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