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to treat a person or animal badly, especially in a cruel way [= ill-treat, maltreat]:
Security forces are accused of mistreating prisoners.
a system of connecting computers to the Internet and moving information, such as messages or pictures, at a very high speed
to make a formal request, usually written, for something such as a job, a place in a university, or permission to do something
She applied for a job with the local newspaper.
in spite of a fact that you have just mentioned [= nonetheless]:
What you said was true. It was, nevertheless, a little unkind.
far from towns or other places where people live [= isolated]:
a remote border town
the grass rootsthe ordinary people in an organization, rather than the leaders
grass roots [adjective:]
We are hoping for full participation at grass roots level.
[uncountable noun] formal
careful thought and attention, especially before making an official or important decision:
proposals put forward for consideration