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mishandle definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement" [syn: botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up]
2: manage badly or incompetently; "The funds were mismanaged" [syn: mismanage, mishandle, misconduct]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Date: 1530 1. to treat roughly ; maltreat 2. to deal with or manage wrongly or ignorantly

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 deal with incorrectly or ineffectively. 2 handle (a person or thing) roughly or rudely; ill-treat.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mishandle Mis*han"dle, v. t. To handle ill or wrongly; to maltreat.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(mishandles, mishandling, mishandled) If you say that someone has mishandled something, you are critical of them because you think they have dealt with it badly. The judge said the police had mishandled the siege. = mismanage VERB: V n [disapproval] mishandling ...the Government's mishandling of the economy. N-UNCOUNT: usu poss N of n

Moby Thesaurus

abuse, batter, be negligent, beat up, befoul, botch, bruise, brutalize, buffet, bugger up, bungle, convert, debase, defalcate, defile, desecrate, destroy, divert, do violence to, do wrong by, do wrong to, embezzle, foul, fuck up, harm, hurt, ill-treat, ill-use, injure, knock about, knock around, maladminister, maltreat, mangle, manhandle, maul, mess up, misadminister, misapply, misappropriate, misconduct, misdirect, misemploy, misgovern, misguide, mismanage, misrule, mistreat, misuse, molest, muddle, muff, outrage, peculate, pervert, pilfer, pollute, profane, prostitute, rough, rough up, roughhouse, ruin, savage, screw up, violate, wreck



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