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mis·han·dle

 (mĭs-hăn′dl)
tr.v. mis·han·dled, mis·han·dling, mis·han·dles
1. To deal with clumsily or inefficiently; mismanage: mishandled the project.
2. To treat roughly; maltreat: The package was mishandled during shipping.
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mishandle

(ˌmɪsˈhændəl)
vb
(tr) to handle or treat badly or inefficiently
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mis•han•dle

(mɪsˈhæn dl)

v.t. -dled, -dling.
1. to handle roughly; maltreat.
2. to manage badly: to mishandle an estate.
[1375–1425]
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mishandle


Past participle: mishandled
Gerund: mishandling

Imperative
mishandle
mishandle
Present
I mishandle
you mishandle
he/she/it mishandles
we mishandle
you mishandle
they mishandle
Preterite
I mishandled
you mishandled
he/she/it mishandled
we mishandled
you mishandled
they mishandled
Present Continuous
I am mishandling
you are mishandling
he/she/it is mishandling
we are mishandling
you are mishandling
they are mishandling
Present Perfect
I have mishandled
you have mishandled
he/she/it has mishandled
we have mishandled
you have mishandled
they have mishandled
Past Continuous
I was mishandling
you were mishandling
he/she/it was mishandling
we were mishandling
you were mishandling
they were mishandling
Past Perfect
I had mishandled
you had mishandled
he/she/it had mishandled
we had mishandled
you had mishandled
they had mishandled
Future
I will mishandle
you will mishandle
he/she/it will mishandle
we will mishandle
you will mishandle
they will mishandle
Future Perfect
I will have mishandled
you will have mishandled
he/she/it will have mishandled
we will have mishandled
you will have mishandled
they will have mishandled
Future Continuous
I will be mishandling
you will be mishandling
he/she/it will be mishandling
we will be mishandling
you will be mishandling
they will be mishandling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mishandling
you have been mishandling
he/she/it has been mishandling
we have been mishandling
you have been mishandling
they have been mishandling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mishandling
you will have been mishandling
he/she/it will have been mishandling
we will have been mishandling
you will have been mishandling
they will have been mishandling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mishandling
you had been mishandling
he/she/it had been mishandling
we had been mishandling
you had been mishandling
they had been mishandling
Conditional
I would mishandle
you would mishandle
he/she/it would mishandle
we would mishandle
you would mishandle
they would mishandle
Past Conditional
I would have mishandled
you would have mishandled
he/she/it would have mishandled
we would have mishandled
you would have mishandled
they would have mishandled
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.mishandle - make a mess of, destroy or ruinmishandle - 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"
go wrong, miscarry, fail - be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
2.mishandle - manage badly or incompetentlymishandle - manage badly or incompetently; "The funds were mismanaged"
handle, manage, care, deal - be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

mishandle

verb mismanage, bungle, botch, mess up (informal), screw (up) (informal), make a mess of, muff, make a hash of (informal), make a nonsense of, bodge (informal), flub (U.S. slang) The judge said the police had mishandled the siege.
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mishandle

verb
1. To use wrongly and improperly:
2. To harm irreparably through inept handling; make a mess:
Informal: bollix up, muck up.
Idiom: make a muck of.
3. To hurt or injure by maltreatment:
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Translations

mishandle

[ˌmɪsˈhændl] VT
1. (= treat roughly) [+ object, goods] → maltratar
2. (= mismanage) [+ situation] → llevar mal, manejar mal; [+ problem] → no saber tratar
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mishandle

[ˌmɪsˈhændəl] vt
(= mismanage) → mal gérer
The judge said the police had mishandled the siege → Le juge a dit que la police avait mal géré le siège.
(= treat roughly) → malmener
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

mishandle

vt casefalsch or schlecht handhaben
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mishandle

[ˌmɪsˈhændl] vt (object) → maneggiare senza precauzioni; (person) → non prendere per il verso giusto; (mismanage) → condurre male
he mishandled the whole situation → ha sbagliato tutto
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