[mis-han-dl] /mɪsˈhæn dl/

verb (used with object), mishandled, mishandling.
to badly; maltreat:
to mishandle a dog.
to manage badly:
to mishandle an estate.
to lose or misplace:
to mishandle baggage.
(transitive) to handle or treat badly or inefficiently

c.1500, from mis- (1) + handle (v.). Related: Mishandled; mishandling.


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