To hurt or injure by maltreatment
Drivers can mistreat or beat up their cars and ignore or delay necessary maintenance and repairs until their car quits running, so age makes a difference when searching for a used car.
If you mistreat your employees or stockholders, you run the risk that a couple million people may know about it before nightfall, thanks to Twitter, MySpace, Facebook and citizen journalists.
Avoid Puppy Mills - disreputable breeding farms that mistreat animals by confining them in inadequate kennels, under poor conditions just to create additional litters.
If you still aren't sure as to whether your cheap yarn is of good or bad quality, you can also try and purchase only one skein, crochet or knit a swatch, then launder and mistreat it.
mistreat prisoners than the Americans are.