treat abusively


treat abusively
index mishandle (maltreat)

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  • 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

  • bully — I. noun (plural bullies) Etymology: probably from Middle Dutch boele lover; akin to Middle Low German bōle lover, Middle High German buole Date: 1538 1. archaic a. sweetheart b. a fine chap 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Private series characters — Private is a series of novels by American author Kate Brian. The cast of characters is as follows. Reed BrennanThe protagonist and narrator of the series, Reed Brennan is a collected outsider from Pennsylvania who, at the beginning of Private ,… …   Wikipedia

  • revile — [c]/rəˈvaɪl / (say ruh vuyl) verb (reviled, reviling) –verb (t) 1. to assail with contemptuous or opprobrious language; address, or speak of, abusively. –verb (i) 2. to speak abusively. {Middle English revile(n), from Old French reviler treat or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • mistreat — mistreatment, n. /mis treet /, v.t. to treat badly or abusively. [1425 75; late ME mistreten. See MIS 1, TREAT] Syn. maltreat, ill treat, misuse, wrong. * * * …   Universalium

  • mistreat — mis•treat [[t]mɪsˈtrit[/t]] v. t. to treat badly or abusively • Etymology: 1425–75 mis•treat′ment, n …   From formal English to slang

  • Renaissance philosophy outside Italy — Stuart Brown Italy might justly be described as the home of Renaissance philosophy. Many of the important cultural developments of the period originated in Italy and only gradually spread north and west to other countries. But each of the other… …   History of philosophy

  • Belowt — Be*lowt , v. t. To treat as a lout; to talk abusively to. [Obs.] Camden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blew — Blow Blow, v. i. [imp. {Blew} (bl[=u]); p. p. {Blown} (bl[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blowing}.] [OE. blawen, blowen, AS. bl[=a]wan to blow, as wind; akin to OHG. pl[=a]jan, G. bl[ a]hen, to blow up, swell, L. flare to blow, Gr. ekflai nein to spout… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blow — Blow, v. i. [imp. {Blew} (bl[=u]); p. p. {Blown} (bl[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blowing}.] [OE. blawen, blowen, AS. bl[=a]wan to blow, as wind; akin to OHG. pl[=a]jan, G. bl[ a]hen, to blow up, swell, L. flare to blow, Gr. ekflai nein to spout out,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English