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English definition of “mistreat”

mistreat

verb [T]     /mɪsˈtriːt/
to treat a person or animal in a bad or cruel way: A local farmer has been accused of mistreating horses.Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishingTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
mistreatment noun [U]
(Definition of mistreat verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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