Definition of Abuse in English :
Define Abuse in English
Abuse meaning in English
Meaning of Abuse in English
Pronunciation of Abuse in English
Abuse pronunciation in English
Pronounce Abuse in Englishsee synonyms of abuse
cruel or inhumane treatment
Example Sentences:'the child showed signs of physical abuse'
a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
Example Sentences:'when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse''they yelled insults at the visiting team'
3. abuse, misuse
improper or excessive use
Example Sentences:'alcohol abuse''the abuse of public funds'
Example Sentences:'This boss abuses his workers''She is always stepping on others to get ahead'
change the inherent purpose or function of something
Example Sentences:'Don't abuse the system''The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers'
use foul or abusive language towards
Example Sentences:'The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket''The angry mother shouted at the teacher'
use wrongly or improperly or excessively
Example Sentences:'Her husband often abuses alcohol''while she was pregnant, she abused drugs'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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