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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
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

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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Abu Dhabi International Airport, which handles an average of 54,200 bags every day, mishandles two per 1,000 bags per day, way below the global average of 5.69, said Mohammad Nasser Al Otaiba, general manager of operations, while addressing a media briefing at the airport.
He should take a short turn around second base and look for back-picks, mishandles, and overthrows.
Once he has picked up the ball, he should look for overthrows and mishandles at first base and make a good judgment.