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

 

ill-treat

 verb
verb
 
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
ill-treatment
 
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noun [uncountable] the ill-treatment of prisoners
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