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
But screens can tear easily if mishandled, and one little rip can spread quickly.
Jackson is a 1-31 coach who mishandled a rookie quarterback last year, pushed for what would have been a foolhardy deal for AJ McCarron and generally had no problem questioning his own roster while shrugging off real blame.
The case is unrelated to the Cambridge Analytica data mishandling that came to light late last week.
Reports over the weekend said Facebook mishandled data from more than 50 million users, allowing Cambridge Analytica -- a consulting firm once employed by the Trump campaign -- to gain access to it.
The chairman of the committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), temporarily stepped aside from leading the Russia investigation last year after he was accused of mishandling classified information.
The athletic department mishandled the initial reports from the women.
Two deputies have been placed on restricted duty while the Broward office investigates how two calls about Cruz — the one in November and one in 2016 — may have been mishandled.
Two deputies have been placed on restricted duty while the Broward office investigates how two calls about Mr. Cruz — the one in November and an earlier one in 2016 — may have been mishandled.
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First Known Use of mishandle
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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