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Mishandle   Listen
Mishandle  v. t.  To handle ill or wrongly; to maltreat.

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"Mishandle" Quotes from Famous Books

... Never trouble Corker more than you can help, old man. That's a tip for you when I'm gone. Besides, masters generally mishandle affairs of this sort. I rather fancy I'll put it to Aspinall ...
— Acton's Feud - A Public School Story • Frederick Swainson

... upon him to defend himself against some of the more malicious, impudent, and provoking of these newspaper pugilists by means of a postscript. How can there be a public opinion concerning my book, he cries to us, if every journalist is to regard me as an outlaw, and to mishandle me as much as he likes? This contradiction is easily explained, as soon as one considers the two aspects of the Straussian book—the theological and the literary, and it is only the latter that has anything to do with German culture. Thanks to its theological colouring, it stands beyond the pale ...
— Thoughts out of Season (Part One) • Friedrich Nietzsche

Words linked to "Mishandle" :   care, bollix, fuck up, bungle, bodge, handle, deal, fail, fumble, ball up, go wrong, manage, bollocks up, muff, mess up, flub, bobble, mismanage, screw up, bollocks, spoil, bumble, miscarry, blow, fluff, muck up, bollix up, botch up, misconduct

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