Ill-treat - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪl ˈtriːt|  American pronunciation of the word ill-treat
Brit.  |ˌɪlˈtriːt|  British pronunciation of the word ill-treat

verb

- treat badly (syn: abuse, ill-use, maltreat, mistreat, step)

Examples

a rescue centre for ill-treated horses

There's nothing worse than for a parent to ill-treat a child.

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