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mishandle

verb [T] uk   /ˌmɪsˈhæn.dəl/ us  
to deal with something without the necessary care or skill: The police were accused of mishandling the investigation.
mishandling
noun [U] uk   /-ɪŋ/ us  
Who do you blame for the mishandling of the economy?
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