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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to treat badly; maltreat; abuse.

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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"


  1. ill-treat(Verb)

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

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to treat badly or cruelly

She often ill-treated her children.

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