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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To treat in a rough or cruel way; abuse. See Synonyms at abuse.

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  • v. To treat badly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To treat ill; to abuse; to treat roughly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To treat ill; abuse; treat roughly, rudely, or with unkindness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. treat badly

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