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mishandle (v.)

"to maltreat," late 14c. (implied in mishandling), from mis- (1) "badly, wrongly" + handle (v.). Related: Mishandled.

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Definitions of mishandle

mishandle (v.)
make a mess of, destroy or ruin;
Synonyms: 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 / louse up / foul up / mess up / fuck up
mishandle (v.)
manage badly or incompetently;
Synonyms: mismanage / misconduct
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