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Abuse Definition

(noun)

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cruel or inhumane treatment


Examples

the child showed signs of physical abuse

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(verb)

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treat badly


Examples

This boss abuses his workers

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(verb)

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use foul or abusive language towards


Examples

The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket

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(verb)

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change the inherent purpose or function of something


Examples

Don't abuse the system

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(noun)

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a rude expression intended to offend or hurt


Examples

when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse

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(noun)

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improper or excessive use


Examples

alcohol abuse

the abuse of public funds

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(verb)

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use wrongly or improperly or excessively


Examples

Her husband often abuses alcohol

while she was pregnant, she abused drugs