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Definition of ill-treat verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ill-treat

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌɪl ˈtriːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪl ˈtriːt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ill-treat
BrE BrE//ˌɪl ˈtriːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪl ˈtriːt//
 
he / she / it ill-treats
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
past simple ill-treated
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
past participle ill-treated
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
-ing form ill-treating
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
Describing unpleasant traits
 
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ill-treat somebody to treat somebody in a cruel or unkind way See related entries: Describing unpleasant traits
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