Examples of mishandle in a Sentence
The police mishandled the investigation.
Apples are easily bruised when they are mishandled.
The shortstop mishandled the throw.
The quarterback fumbled when he mishandled the snap.
Recent Examples of mishandle from the Web
Since June 2016, 13 contractors have been suspended for a variety of reasons, including mishandling asbestos and leaving an open hole at a demolition site for more than 30 days, the Free Press has previously reported.
With two out, Gordon hit a grounder to the right side, but Jimenez mishandled the toss from first baseman John Hicks for an error, loading the bases.
Following the expulsion, Braun told USA TODAY that Polanski's case was mishandled.
Chen raised issues of discrimination, but in the end, the judge said the Department of Commerce mishandled her case on several levels.
That prompted an outcry that Facebook was mishandling data.
The company was sued last year by a woman who was raped by an Uber driver after it was reported that top executives, including former CEO Travis Kalanick, had obtained and mishandled the woman’s medical records in an effort to discredit her.
Employees mishandled the round and took its cap off, which caused the explosion, Domeny said.
The data walked out the door the way it was supposed to — it was just mishandled by the people who collected it.
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MISHANDLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mishandle for English Language Learners
: to deal with or manage (something) badly or incorrectly
: to touch or treat (something) in a way that causes damage
sports : to fail to catch or hold (a ball) properly
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