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Maltreat meaning

maltreat - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. To treat ill; abuse.

maltreat - examples of usage

  1. By all accounts these constitute a large proportion of the population, and it being treason for any low- born freeman to injure or maltreat a datu, the latter, who are of a haughty, overbearing, and tyrannical disposition, seldom keep themselves within bounds in their treatment of their inferiors. - "The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes", Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes.
  2. The owner of the field was an easy- going man, who did not appear to be troubled by the visits of the boys, as long as they did not maltreat the peaceful cows who gathered their subsistence from the scanty grass that grew there. - "Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute", Horatio Alger.
  3. Wild crows will chase and maltreat a tame crow whenever they get a chance, just why, it would be hard to say. - "Ways of Nature", John Burroughs.
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