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3 definitions found
 for mishandle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mishandle \Mis*han"dle\, v. t.
     To handle ill or wrongly; to maltreat.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mishandle
      v 1: make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and
           we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult
           passage in the second movement" [syn: 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, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up,
           fuck up]
      2: manage badly or incompetently; "The funds were mismanaged"
         [syn: mismanage, mishandle, misconduct]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "mishandle":
     abuse, batter, be negligent, beat up, befoul, botch, bruise,
     brutalize, buffet, bugger up, bungle, convert, debase, defalcate,
     defile, desecrate, destroy, divert, do violence to, do wrong by,
     do wrong to, embezzle, foul, fuck up, harm, hurt, ill-treat,
     ill-use, injure, knock about, knock around, maladminister,
     maltreat, mangle, manhandle, maul, mess up, misadminister,
     misapply, misappropriate, misconduct, misdirect, misemploy,
     misgovern, misguide, mismanage, misrule, mistreat, misuse, molest,
     muddle, muff, outrage, peculate, pervert, pilfer, pollute, profane,
     prostitute, rough, rough up, roughhouse, ruin, savage, screw up,
     violate, wreck
  
  

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