Translation of "ill-treat" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˌɪlˈtriːt/ us /ˌɪlˈtriːt/

to treat someone badly, especially by being violent or by not taking care of them

maltratar, tratar mal
The child had been severely ill-treated by his parents.
ill-treatment noun [ no plural ] /ˌɪlˈtriːt.mənt/ /ˌɪlˈtriːt.mənt/

malos tratos
Many asylum seekers described the ill-treatment they had received in various detention centres.

(Translation of “ill-treat” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)