from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To treat roughly or wrongly. See Synonyms at abuse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To treat someone, or something roughly or badly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To treat amiss; to abuse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To treat badly; maltreat; abuse.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. treat badly
mis- + treat (Wiktionary)