verb (used with object)
Origin of ill-treat
Examples from the Web for ill-treat
He begged them not to ill-treat a friendless boy; but to let him return176 home in safety.Stories of Old Greece and Rome|Emilie Kip Baker
If he is bad enough to ill-treat his dog, he will ill-treat his wife and children.Beautiful Joe|Marshall Saunders
He liked nothing better than to ill-treat the unfortunate boy who had been left to the tender mercies of his father.Mark Mason's Victory|Horatio Alger
He had, moreover, strong reasons to urge against them; for they had never ceased to ill-treat the French.
Yes, you infamous woman, I'll teach you to rob and ill-treat people in this way.Snarleyyow|Captain Frederick Marryat