Meaning of “mishandle” in the English Dictionary

"mishandle" in British English

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mishandleverb [ T ]

uk /ˌmɪsˈhæn.dəl/ us /ˌmɪsˈhæn.dəl/

(Definition of “mishandle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mishandle" in American English

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mishandleverb [ T ]

us /mɪsˈhæn·dəl/

to deal with something without the necessary care or skill:

The administration completely mishandled this incident.

(Definition of “mishandle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)