Definition Of Abuse

  • cruel or inhumane treatment
  • treat badly
  • use foul or abusive language towards
  • change the inherent purpose or function of something
  • a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
  • improper or excessive use
  • use wrongly or improperly or excessively

Syllables : a-buse

Pronunciation : ə'bjuz

Example Sentences

  • the child showed signs of physical abuse. (noun)
  • This boss abuses his workers. (verb)
  • The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket. (verb)
  • Don't abuse the system. (verb)
  • when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse. (noun)
  • alcohol abuse. (noun)
  • the abuse of public funds. (noun)
  • Her husband often abuses alcohol. (verb)
  • while she was pregnant, she abused drugs. (verb)