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mishandle

verb
     
mis‧han‧dle [transitive]
1 to deal with a situation badly, because of a lack of skill or care:
The prime minister admitted that the crisis had been mishandled.
2 to treat something roughly, often causing damage:
Some of the goods had been mishandled and damaged.

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