transitive verb-·dled, -·dling
to handle badly or roughly; abuse, maltreat, or mismanage
transitive verbmis·han·dled, mis·han·dling, mis·han·dles
- To deal with clumsily or inefficiently; mismanage: mishandled the project.
- To treat roughly; maltreat: The package was mishandled during shipping.
(third-person singular simple present mishandles, present participle mishandling, simple past and past participle mishandled)
From mis- +"Ž handle.