verb (used with object), mis·han·dled, mis·han·dling.
Examples from the Web for mishandling
Prints of films are also at risk of mishandling by their exhibitors.How to Save Silent Movies: Inside New Jersey’s Cinema Paradiso|Rich Goldstein|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now I am sure it will be absolutely clear and there will not be any mishandling or any mistakes.Israel Quietly Freezes Construction Through Barack Obama’s Visit|Eli Lake|March 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This, by John S. Gardner, beautifully sums up the GOP's mishandling of the tax issue during recent years.How Did We Leave Behind A Whopping Middle-class Tax Hike?||December 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Israeli voters punished him for mishandling the relationship with Israel's only true ally.
McCain's old hands started to blame the Bush-Cheney veterans for the campaign's woes, notably the mishandling of Sarah Palin.
Not 'a cold check' after all that drenching and mishandling!The Story Of Kennett|Bayard Taylor
Have you seen the kick and tug at the straps of the mettled pony in stables that betrays the mishandling of him by his groom?The Amazing Marriage, Complete|George Meredith
All these, even the most illegible examples, give evidence of experience in handling or mishandling the pen.Disputed Handwriting|Jerome B. Lavay
Until you had cleared yourself of mishandling Major Buckstones dispatch, the other reminded him.The Young Continentals at Bunker Hill|John T. McIntyre
She nursed Perrotte perfectly, but said it was in vain, because the doctors were mishandling the disease.She Stands Accused|Victor MacClure