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Definition of ill-treat verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



ill-treat somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ill-treat
he / she / it ill-treats
past simple ill-treated
-ing form ill-treating
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to treat someone in a cruel or unkind way synonym mistreat
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noun [uncountable] the ill-treatment of prisoners
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