verb (used with object), ill-used, ill-us·ing.
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For them, who now ill-use you, you have gone through life but half a man.Long Live the King|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Oh, probably because she can ill-use it to her heart's content.Woman and Artist|Max O'Rell
That little men should have ventured to ill-use you, has hurt your pride.The Duke's Children|Anthony Trollope
He was Costantino's guardian; the boy had some money of his own, his uncle spent it all, and then began to ill-use him.After the Divorce|Grazia Deledda
There was nobody to tease or ill-use him, and he was never ill.The Little Lame Prince|Miss Mulock--Pseudonym of Maria Dinah Craik