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Meaning of MISHANDLE

Pronunciation:  mis'handl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  manage badly or incompetently; "The funds were mismanaged"
  2. [v]  make a mess of, destroy or ruin

MISHANDLE is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: ball up, blow, bobble, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle, flub, fluff, foul up, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mess up, misconduct, mismanage, muck up, muff, screw up, spoil
 See Also: care, deal, fail, go wrong, handle, manage, miscarry



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mis*han"dle\, v. t.
To handle ill or wrongly; to maltreat.

Thesaurus Terms
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