Definitions for ill-treat

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ill′-treat′(v.t.)

  1. to treat badly; maltreat; abuse.

Origin of ill-treat:

1695–1705

ill′-treat′ment(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mistreat, maltreat, abuse, ill-use, step, ill-treat(verb)

    treat badly

    "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"

Wiktionary

  1. ill-treat(Verb)

    to treat someone or something badly or unkindly; to abuse or mistreat


Translations for ill-treat

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ill-treat(verb)

to treat badly or cruelly

She often ill-treated her children.

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