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To treat roughly or wrongly.
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  1. To treat roughly or wrongly.
  2. To treat someone, or something roughly or badly.
To do harm to:
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  1. To do harm to:
  2. To do harm to; hurt, damage, etc.
To employ incorrectly; to misuse.
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  1. To employ incorrectly; to misuse.
  2. To employ, or use, wrongly or badly; misuse
To inflict physical, sexual, or psychological harm upon
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  1. To inflict physical, sexual, or psychological harm upon
  2. To force sexual activity on; rape or molest.
  3. To use improperly or excessively; misuse:
To handle dishonestly or illegally
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  1. To handle dishonestly or illegally
  2. To apply incorrectly; to misuse.
  3. To use badly, incorrectly, or wastefully
  1. To embezzle
  2. To appropriate wrongly:
  3. To appropriate dishonestly for one's own use; embezzle.
To use incorrectly or improperly; misapply
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  1. To use incorrectly or improperly; misapply
  2. To treat badly or harshly; abuse
  3. To mistreat or abuse.
To cause to turn from what is considered right, good, or true; misdirect; lead astray; corrupt
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  1. To cause to turn from what is considered right, good, or true; misdirect; lead astray; corrupt
  2. To bring into a worse condition; debase
  3. To turn to an improper use; misuse
To utter (something) stupidly or thoughtlessly.
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  1. To utter (something) stupidly or thoughtlessly.
  2. To say stupidly, clumsily, or confusedly; blurt
  3. To move clumsily or carelessly; flounder; stumble
To be or become confused or overwhelmed as by something very difficult, surprising, vast, etc.
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  1. To be or become confused or overwhelmed as by something very difficult, surprising, vast, etc.
  2. To confuse or mystify; overwhelm.
  3. To hesitate as if in fear or doubt.
To repair or patch clumsily
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  1. To repair or patch clumsily
  2. To spoil by poor work or poor performance; bungle
  3. To perform poorly or ruin through clumsiness or ineptitude:
To do or make things badly or clumsily
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  1. To do or make things badly or clumsily
  2. To carry out badly or ruin through ineptitude; botch.
  3. To work or act ineptly or inefficiently.
To touch or handle nervously or idly:
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  1. To touch or handle nervously or idly:
  2. To lose one's grasp on (a football, etc.) while trying to catch or hold it
  3. To search (for a thing) by feeling about awkwardly with the hands; grope clumsily
(Idiomatic, by extension) To make non-functional; to interfere with or put into a state of disorder; to ruin.
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  1. (Idiomatic, by extension) To make non-functional; to interfere with or put into a state of disorder; to ruin.
  2. To cause to be gooey or gummy, especially with the effect of obstructing the operation of some mechanism or process.
To botch, bungle; to perform poorly on.
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  1. To botch, bungle; to perform poorly on.
  2. To cause (another person) to make unwanted mistakes in a given task, usually through distraction or obnoxious behavior.
  3. (Intransitive) To make a mistake; to do something incorrectly; to perform poorly.
To manage badly or carelessly.
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  1. To manage badly or carelessly.
To confuse or befuddle (a person or the mind, for example).
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  1. To confuse or befuddle (a person or the mind, for example).
  2. To put into a state of confusion; confuse:
  3. To act or think in a confused way
To do (something) badly or awkwardly
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  1. To do (something) badly or awkwardly
  2. To perform or handle clumsily or ineptly; bungle.
  3. To perform a task clumsily or ineptly.
To become unfit for use or consumption, as from decay. Used especially of perishables, such as food.
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  1. To become unfit for use or consumption, as from decay. Used especially of perishables, such as food.
  2. To impair or destroy the value or quality of; ruin:
  3. To be damaged or injured in such a way as to become useless, valueless, etc.; specif., to decay, as food
To ruin unintentionally.
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  1. To ruin unintentionally.
  2. (Intransitive) To clown around; to have fun, often at the expense of others.
To blossom
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  1. To blossom
  2. To bloom or cause to bloom.
(Slang) To make a mistake.
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  1. (Slang) To make a mistake.
  2. (Slang) To introduce problems to or damage through incompetence.
(Idiomatic, colloquial) To mess up; to confuse; to put into a state of disorder.
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  1. (Idiomatic, colloquial) To mess up; to confuse; to put into a state of disorder.
To make confused or chaotic.
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  1. To make confused or chaotic.
  2. To throw into confusion
To inflict physical, sexual, or psychological harm upon
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  1. To inflict physical, sexual, or psychological harm upon
  2. To force sexual activity on; rape or molest.
  3. To use improperly or excessively; misuse:
To treat unkindly, cruelly, or unfairly; harm; abuse; maltreat
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  1. To treat unkindly, cruelly, or unfairly; harm; abuse; maltreat
To maltreat.
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  1. To maltreat.
  2. To treat someone badly, cruelly or unkindly.
  3. To treat unfairly, unkindly, or cruelly; use badly; abuse
To treat in a rough or cruel way; abuse.
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  1. To treat in a rough or cruel way; abuse.
  2. To treat roughly or unkindly; abuse
To treat someone, or something roughly or badly.
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  1. To treat someone, or something roughly or badly.
  2. To treat roughly or wrongly.
To use incorrectly or improperly; misapply
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  1. To use incorrectly or improperly; misapply
  2. To treat badly or harshly; abuse
  3. To mistreat or abuse.
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