treat (someone) like dirt

Definition of treat (someone) like dirt

:to be very rude, disrespectful, or unkind to (someone)

Word by Word Definitions

treat play
  1. : to deal with in speech or writing : expound

  2. : to present or represent artistically

  3. : to deal with : handle

  1. : the act of providing another with free food, drink, or entertainment

  2. : an entertainment given without expense to those invited

  3. : an especially unexpected source of joy, delight, or amusement

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

dirt play
  1. : excrement

  2. : a filthy or soiling substance (such as mud, dust, or grime)

  3. : something worthless


treat someone like dirt

Definition of treat someone like dirt

:to treat someone very badly

Word by Word Definitions

treat play
  1. : to deal with in speech or writing : expound

  2. : to present or represent artistically

  3. : to deal with : handle

  1. : the act of providing another with free food, drink, or entertainment

  2. : an entertainment given without expense to those invited

  3. : an especially unexpected source of joy, delight, or amusement

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

dirt play
  1. : excrement

  2. : a filthy or soiling substance (such as mud, dust, or grime)

  3. : something worthless


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