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ill-use  v.  
To treat badly.
Synonyms: mistreat, maltreat, abuse, ill-treat.

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"Ill-use" Quotes from Famous Books

... in school learning all that kings' sons ought to know. But while they were still learning, the Queen their mother died, and their father the King shortly after married again. Of course the new wife was jealous of the two young Princes, and, as stepmothers usually do, she soon began to ill-use the poor boys. First she gave them barley-meal instead of wheaten cakes to eat, and then even these were made without salt. After a time, the meal of which the cakes were made was sour and full of weevils; so matters went on from bad to worse, until at last she took to beating the poor young Princes, ...
— Tales Of The Punjab • Flora Annie Steel

... slay, beat, hit, carry off, plunder: if I can lel bonnek of tute hetavava tute, if I can lay hold of you I will slay you. Heb. Khataf (rapuit). Sans. Hat'ha (to ill-use, rapere). ...
— Romano Lavo-Lil - Title: Romany Dictionary - Title: Gypsy Dictionary • George Borrow

Words linked to "Ill-use" :   do by, step, abuse, mistreat, maltreat, treat, kick around, ill-usage, handle, ill-treat

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