maltreat(redirected from maltreats)
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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.
(tr) to treat badly, cruelly, or inconsiderately
[C18: from French maltraiter]
to treat or handle badly or roughly; abuse.
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!"