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
The Ravens mishandled a succession of key plays that could have made the game easier for them.
Much like the film itself, Hedges’s work is a sensitive, layered portrayal of something often seen, and often mishandled, in lesser movies.
Within months, dozens more students from UC alone had filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Education accusing administrators of mishandling their investigations.
The organization is also accepting donations for Hurricane Maria relief, but it has been accused of mishandling previous disaster relief funds in the past.
Perhaps nothing better encapsulates the hash Gary Andersen made of his tenure as Oregon State's football coach than the way the Beavers mishandled quarterback Marcus McMaryion.
Cornelius has refuted the allegations of money mishandling and unnecessarily high euthanasia rates.
Amiott was reprimanded for pistol-whipping a driver with a handgun, mishandling evidence and losing his temper in front of his commanding officer.
Takata first said that propellant chemicals were mishandled and improperly stored during assembly, which supposedly caused the metal airbag inflators to burst open due to excessive pressure inside.
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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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