handle badly


handle badly
index mishandle (maltreat), mishandle (mismanage)

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  • handle — I UK [ˈhænd(ə)l] / US verb Word forms handle : present tense I/you/we/they handle he/she/it handles present participle handling past tense handled past participle handled *** 1) [transitive] to take action in order to deal with a difficult… …   English dictionary

  • handle — han|dle1 [ hændl ] verb *** 1. ) transitive to take action to deal with a difficult situation: The government was criticized for the way it handled the crisis. handle something well: Congratulations! You handled that really well. badly/poorly… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • handle — han|dle1 W2S2 [ˈhændl] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(do work)¦ 2¦(deal with a situation)¦ 3¦(deal with a person)¦ 4¦(not become upset)¦ 5¦(hold)¦ 6¦(control a vehicle)¦ 7¦(move goods)¦ 8¦(buy/sell goods)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • handle — [[t]hæ̱nd(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦ handles, handling, handled 1) N COUNT A handle is a small round object or a lever that is attached to a door and is used for opening and closing it. I turned the handle and found the door was open. 2) N COUNT A handle is the …   English dictionary

  • handle — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ long, short ▪ carrying ▪ The table folds up and comes complete with a carrying handle. ▪ door ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • handle — 1 verb 1 DEAL WITH STH (T) a) to deal with a difficult situation or problem: She couldn t handle the pressures of her new job. b) to deal with something by doing what is necessary: My secretary will handle all the details.. 2 DEAL WITH SB to deal …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • badly — adv. Badly is used with these adjectives: ↑battered, ↑broken, ↑charred, ↑cracked, ↑decayed, ↑deformed, ↑flawed, ↑frightened, ↑handicapped, ↑hurt, ↑infected, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • mishandle — I (maltreat) verb abuse, assail, assault, batter, defile, handle badly, ill treat, ill use, impose upon, injure, manhandle, maul, misemploy, misuse, molest, overburden, persecute, ravish, rough, treat abusively, treat ill, treat improperly,… …   Law dictionary

  • mishandle — /mis han dl/, v.t., mishandled, mishandling. 1. to handle badly; maltreat: to mishandle a dog. 2. to manage badly: to mishandle an estate. 3. to lose or misplace: to mishandle baggage. [1490 1500; MIS 1 + HANDLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • mis|han|dle — «mihs HAN duhl», transitive verb, dled, dling. 1. to handle badly or roughly; maltreat: »It is a shame to see how they have mishandled the old man among them (Scott). 2. to manage badly; mismanage: »to mishandle accounts …   Useful english dictionary