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
Goodell took responsibility for mishandling that at the time and new policies were put in place for players to receive longer, six-game suspensions like the one Elliott received.
Washington mishandled two field goals (and had one of them blocked), and Chris Thompson coughed up a kick return.
The Bulldogs were gifted a drive that started at Magnolia West's 38-yard line after a snap on a punt was mishandled.
But victim’s groups say the Vatican and the pope have not gone far enough, particularly in making bishops accountable for covering up or mishandling cases of child abuse.
The Canadian festival filed for bankruptcy and a 20-page report by Bankruptcy Trustee Ernst & Young found HUKA guilty of mishandling its role of promoter and of having misrepresented the festival's financial projections.
In the Gorsuch era, Democrats had control of both houses and were a prime driver of the hearings that eventually uncovered scandals with how the EPA had mishandled the toxic waste Superfund and led to a broad turnover there.
With Central quarterback Nick Atkins trying to score on a sneak of his own, the snap was mishandled and recovered by Boca.
The veteran Miley walked Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor to open the game, then watched as second baseman Jonathan Schoop mishandled a direct double-play ball and had to settle for just the force at second.
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First Known Use of mishandle
Synonymsbrutalize, bully, ill-treat, ill-use, kick around, maltreat, manhandle, mess over [slang], abuse, mistreat, misuse
Related Wordsmolest, outrage, violate; harass, harm, hurt, injure, oppress, persecute, torment, torture; burn, sandbag, victimize, wrong; beat (up), mess (up), rough (up), work (over)
Near Antonymscare (for), cherish, foster, nurture; baby, cater (to), coddle, favor, gratify, humor, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil
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