Definitions of abuse:
  • noun:   a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    Example: "When a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse"
  • noun:   improper or excessive use
  • noun:   cruel or inhumane treatment
  • verb:   use foul or abusive language towards
    Example: "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"
  • verb:   treat badly
    Example: "This boss abuses his workers"
  • verb:   change the inherent purpose or function of something
    Example: "Don't abuse the system"

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