mistreat Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"mistreat" in British English

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mistreatverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌmɪsˈtriːt/
to ​treat a ​person or ​animalbadly, ​cruelly, or ​unfairly: Both ​parents have ​deniedcharges of mistreating ​theirchildren. I ​thinkpeople who mistreat ​theirpets should be ​banned from ​keeping them.
mistreatment
noun [U] uk   us   /-mənt/
She ​sufferedyears of mistreatment from her ​violenthusband.
(Definition of mistreat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mistreatverb [T]

 us   /mɪsˈtrit/
to ​treat a ​person or ​animalbadly or ​cruelly: The owners of the ​kennel were ​accused of mistreating the ​animals in ​theircare.
mistreatment
noun [U]  us   /mɪsˈtrit·mənt/
The ​sadcondition of the ​horsessuggested a ​longperiod of mistreatment and ​neglect.
(Definition of mistreat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mistreat”
in Arabic يُسئ مُعامَلة…
in Korean 학대하다…
in Portuguese maltratar…
in Catalan maltractar…
in Japanese ~を虐待する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 虐待…
in Turkish kötü/acımasız/kaba davranmak…
in Russian плохо, жестоко обращаться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 虐待…
in Italian maltrattare…
in Polish znęcać się nad…
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