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Definition of mistreat verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    mistreat somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mistreat
    he / she / it mistreats
    past simple mistreated
    -ing form mistreating
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  1. 1to treat a person or an animal in a cruel, unkind, or unfair way synonym ill-treat, maltreat
  2. 2 animals that have been mistreated by their owners
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noun [uncountable]
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