abuse

All Noun Verb
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  • Info Abuse is the improper usage or treatment of an entity, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. more...
  • Most sex abuse cases are subject to the laws of each individual state.
  • She also said she had played the role as if she had been abused in the past.
  • He abused his authority to further the political ends of his party.
  • Child abuse may also be a cause in some cases.
  • The labor abuses he saw there caused him to become active in labor movement issues.
  • The police managed to keep both groups apart but were abused by both sides.
  • He is also known for abusing his small amount of public power for self-benefit.
  • This led to local officials abusing this power for their own political ends.
  • It is said during the game that she was abused as a child.
  • Many institutions were found to have had staff who abused the children in their care.
  • The congress saw this as abuse of power and ordered his capture.
  • Later, social services takes his son into foster care because the father has been abusing him.
  • He later found out that his mother was physically abused by his father.
  • But many were abused or taken advantage of by families with whom they were placed.
  • I find it very hard to believe that this man would be capable of abusing his students.
  • While trying to speak to them he was abused and thrown out of the city.
  • Protection of children from abuse is considered an important contemporary goal.
  • In later years he was abused by his wife and son.
  • When the story came of the grand lady at the ball, they went back to abusing her.
  • She also said she didn't believe his brother Richard was abused.
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Meaning of abuse

  • noun A rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse, they yelled insults at the visiting team
  • verb Use foul or abusive language towards
    The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket, The angry mother shouted at the teacher
  • verb Use wrongly or improperly or excessively
    Her husband often abuses alcohol, while she was pregnant, she abused drugs