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
That reign plunged to a dramatic end last month when he was fired from his job as president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for allegedly lying about and mishandling complaints of student rape.
Paige Patterson’s reign plunged to a dramatic end last month when he was fired from his job as president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for allegedly lying about and mishandling complaints of student rape.
Last June, Reality Leigh Winner, a 25-year-old government contractor, was charged with mishandling classified information.
Patterson has accused Bush of mishandling the redevelopment of the land around the Alamo and housing recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Administrations had long been accused of mishandling students’ claims; students themselves often had divergent perceptions of certain behaviors, too.
Izzy Marcotte’s sacrifice was mishandled by the Eisenhower catcher, allowing Kerschen to score and give Carroll a 3-1 lead.
But egg whites and folding—universally mishandled by home cooks—deserves a deeper dive.
The city botched the maintenance of its sewer lines for two years, then mishandled a cleanup effort by flushing grease into a treatment plant that couldn’t handle 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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