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mistreat

verb [T] uk   /ˌmɪsˈtriːt/ us  
to treat a person or animal badly, cruelly, or unfairly: Both parents have denied charges of mistreating their children. I think people who mistreat their pets should be banned from keeping them.
mistreatment
noun [U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
She suffered years of mistreatment from her violent husband.
Translations of “mistreat”
in Korean 학대하다…
in Arabic يُسئ مُعامَلة…
in Portuguese maltratar…
in Catalan maltractar…
in Japanese ~を虐待する…
in Italian maltrattare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 虐待…
in Russian плохо, жестоко обращаться…
in Turkish kötü/acımasız/kaba davranmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 虐待…
in Polish znęcać się nad…
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