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tr.v. mal·treat·ed, mal·treat·ing, mal·treats
To treat in a rough or cruel way; abuse. See Synonyms at abuse.
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(tr) to treat badly, cruelly, or inconsiderately
[C18: from French maltraiter]
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to treat or handle badly or roughly; abuse.
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Past participle: maltreated
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|Verb||1.||maltreat - treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"|
do by, treat, handle - interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
kick around - treat badly; abuse; "They won't have me to kick around any more!"
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verb abuse, damage, hurt, injure, harm, bully, mistreat, ill-treat, handle roughly He was not maltreated during his detention.
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
maltreat[ˌmælˈtriːt] vt [+ prisoner, woman, child] → maltraiter
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
maltreat[ˌmælˈtriːt] vt → maltrattare
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