mishandle in English

manage or deal with (something) wrongly or ineffectively.
the officer had mishandled the situation
manipulate roughly or carelessly.
the equipment could be dangerous if mishandled
synonyms: misuse abuse handle/treat roughly

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1. And, what Scripture do Antinomians mishandle?

2. Please the careful clothes mishandle flowers you the lipstick!

3. Takeaway: IT consulting is a tough, competitive field, and there are ample opportunities to mishandle the job.

4. In the excitement of battle all but the oldest and steadiest troops are liable to mishandle their weapons.

5. Bollocks - make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement" bobble , bodge , bollix , bollix up , Bollocks up , botch , botch up , bumble , bungle , flub , fluff , foul up , fuck up , louse up , mess up , mishandle , muck up , ball up , spoil