ill-treat

[ il-treet ]
/ ˈɪlˈtrit /

verb (used with object)

to treat badly; maltreat; abuse.

Origin of ill-treat

First recorded in 1695–1705

Related forms

ill-treat·ment, noun
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ill-treat


verb

(tr) to behave cruelly or harshly towards; misuse; maltreat

Derived Forms

ill-treatment, noun
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