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Verb: mishandle  mis'han-d(u)l
  1. Make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    "I mishandled the dinner and we had to eat out";
    - botch, bodge [Brit], bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub [N. Amer], screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bobble [N. Amer], louse up, foul up, mess up, butcher, balls up, cock up [Brit], goof up
     
  2. Manage badly or incompetently
    "The funds were mishandled";
    - mismanage, misconduct

Derived forms: mishandled, mishandles, mishandling

Type of: care, deal, fail, go wrong, handle, manage, miscarry