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English definition of “mishandle”

mishandle

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