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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
maltreat \mal*treat"\ (m[a^]l*tr[=e]t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Maltreated; p. pr. & vb. n. Maltreating.] [Mal- + treat:
cf. F. maltraiter.]
To treat ill; to abuse; to treat roughly.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
v 1: treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always
stepping on others to get ahead" [syn: mistreat,
maltreat, abuse, ill-use, step, ill-treat]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "maltreat":
abuse, afflict, aggrieve, batter, befoul, bewitch, blight, bruise,
buffet, condemn, corrupt, crucify, curse, damage, defile, deprave,
despoil, destroy, disadvantage, disserve, distress, do a mischief,
do evil, do ill, do violence to, do wrong, do wrong by,
do wrong to, doom, envenom, get into trouble, harass, harm, hex,
hurt, ill-treat, ill-use, impair, infect, injure, jinx,
knock about, manhandle, maul, menace, mishandle, mistreat, molest,
outrage, persecute, play havoc with, play hob with, poison,
pollute, prejudice, rough, rough up, savage, scathe, taint,
threaten, torment, torture, violate, wound, wreak havoc on,
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