maltreat

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to hurt or injure by maltreatment

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If we maltreat her we not only couldn't collect a sou, but they'd send us to prison for our pains.
They were naturally rough and brutal, as primitive men are supposed to have been since the dawn of humanity, but they did not go out of their way to maltreat me.
It is those who injure women who get the most kindness from them--they are born timid and tyrants and maltreat those who are humblest before them.
returned the now unnosed squire; "Tom Cecial I am, gossip and friend Sancho Panza; and I'll tell you presently the means and tricks and falsehoods by which I have been brought here; but in the meantime, beg and entreat of your master not to touch, maltreat, wound, or slay the Knight of the Mirrors whom he has at his feet; because, beyond all dispute, it is the rash and ill-advised bachelor Samson Carrasco, our fellow townsman.
The Wildlife Act states that any person who maltreats and/or inflicts injuries to species considered as endangered shall face imprisonment of three months and one day to six months and a fine of P20,000 to P50,000, Sibbaluca added.