Mis·han·dle v. t. To handle ill or wrongly; to maltreat.
v 1: 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" [syn: botch,
bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub,
screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff,
bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble,
louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up]
2: manage badly or incompetently; "The funds were mismanaged"
[syn: mismanage, misconduct]