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ill-treat

[ il-treet ]
/ ˈɪlˈtrit /
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verb (used with object)

to treat badly; maltreat; abuse.

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Origin of ill-treat

First recorded in 1695–1705
ill-treatment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ill-treat

ill-treat

verb

(tr) to behave cruelly or harshly towards; misuse; maltreat
ill-treatment, noun
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