English version

mishandle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmishandlemis‧han‧dle /ˌmɪsˈhændl/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 DEAL WITHto deal with a situation badly, because of a lack of skill or care 🔊 The prime minister admitted that the crisis had been mishandled.2 DAMAGEto treat something roughly, often causing damage 🔊 Some of the goods had been mishandled and damaged.→ See Verb table
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mishandleHealth-care reform, his first hope, was woefully mishandled.Yet experience shows that such people are frequently both overlooked and mishandled.mishandled baggageAmong the haunting similarities: criticism directed at homicide investigators for mishandling evidence.For this reason, frozen fish products mishandled in transit or during storage will be less than the stated grade quality.He was arrested on suspicion of mishandling public funds.
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Verb table
mishandle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymishandle
he, she, itmishandles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymishandled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave mishandled
he, she, ithas mishandled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad mishandled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill mishandle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have mishandled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam mishandling
he, she, itis mishandling
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you, we, theyare mishandling
Past
I, he, she, itwas mishandling
you, we, theywere mishandling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been mishandling
he, she, ithas been mishandling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been mishandling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be mishandling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been mishandling
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