from The Century Dictionary.
- To treat unkindly or unjustly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To treat cruelly or improperly; to ill use; to maltreat.
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- verb Alternative form of
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- verb treat badly
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The Israeli army and airforce are used on a daily basis to illtreat the civilian population of Gaza and the West Bank -- people who do not have the luxury of having an army, airforce or navy.
"Ask those who were old enough then to tell you how the whites used to illtreat us," 50-year-old Manungo tells IPS.
His Mother and sister shall never illtreat another Wife.
It happened that the brothers all went away to trade in a far country and her sisters-in-law took the opportunity to illtreat the girl.
Folklore of the Santal Parganas Cecil Henry Bompas
Their subsistence will then be secure until the war is over, as we dare not illtreat our prisoners lest the Germans should retaliate upon the
His brothers kept track of him and lost no opportunity to illtreat him, and he resolved to run away from Boston and go to some place where they could not find him.
But, instead of the humble apology that was expected, his auditors received a more terrible rebuke than before, Montesino threatening them with eternal torments if they continued to illtreat the
Las Casas 'The Apostle of the Indies' Alice J. Knight
Even psychiatrists feel that it is somehow disreputable to illtreat a woman who doesn't fight back.
Operation: Outer Space Murray Leinster 1935
"But do the Mifkets illtreat you in any way?" asked John.
John Dough And The Cherub Baum, L. Frank 1906
And curse, illtreat, and harry us with loathing and abuse.