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Meaning of mishandle

mis•han•dle

Pronunciation: (mis-han'dl), [key]
— -dled, -dling.
  1. to handle badly; maltreat: to mishandle a dog.
  2. to manage badly: to mishandle an estate.
  3. to lose or misplace: to mishandle baggage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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