Synonyms of mishandle in English:

mishandle


See definition of mishandle

verb

1‘he was accused of mishandling the allocation of land for development’

SYNONYMS

botch, bungle, fluff, fumble, make a mess of

mismanage, misdirect, misgovern, misconduct, mar, spoil, ruin, mangle, wreck

informal make a hash of, muff, mess up, muck up, foul up, screw up, bitch up

British informal make a muck of, make a pig's ear of, make a Horlicks of, cock up

vulgar slang balls up, fuck up

2‘he mishandled people and pushed them about’

SYNONYMS

bully, persecute, treat badly, ill-treat, mistreat, maltreat, abuse, ill-use, misuse, knock about, knock around, hit, beat, strike, manhandle, maul, molest, injure, harm, hurt

informal beat up, rough up, do over

3‘the equipment could be dangerous if mishandled’

SYNONYMS

misuse, abuse, use inexpertly, misapply, handle roughly, treat roughly