abusing, present participle; abused, past tense; abused, past participle; abuses, 3rd person singular present;
Use (something) to bad effect or for a bad purpose; misuse
the judge abused his power by imposing the fines
Make excessive and habitual use of (alcohol or drugs, esp. illegal ones)
Treat (a person or an animal) with cruelty or violence, esp. regularly or repeatedly
riders who abuse their horses should be prosecuted
Assault (someone, esp. a woman or child) sexually
he was a depraved man who had abused his two young daughters
Use or treat in such a way as to cause damage or harm
he had been abusing his body for years
Speak in an insulting and offensive way to or about (someone)
the referee was abused by players from both teams
The improper use of something
an abuse of public funds
Unjust or corrupt practice
protection against fraud and abuse
human rights abuses
Cruel and violent treatment of a person or animal
a black eye and other signs of physical abuse
Violent treatment involving sexual assault, esp. on a repeated basis
young people who have suffered sexual abuse
Insulting and offensive language
waving his fists and hurling abuse at the driver
maltreatment: cruel or inhumane treatment; "the child showed signs of physical abuse"
mistreat: treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
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"
pervert: change the inherent purpose or function of something; "Don't abuse the system"; "The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers"
misuse: improper or excessive use; "alcohol abuse"; "the abuse of public funds"
use foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"
Abuse is the improper usage or treatment for a bad purpose, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit, physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, sexual assault, violation, rape, unjust practices; wrongful practice or custom; offense; crime, or otherwise verbal aggression. ...
Abuse is a run and gun video game developed by Crack dot Com and published by Origin Systems/Electronic Arts. It was released in 1996, and originally ran on DOS and Linux operating systems. ...
(abuseful) Full of abuse; abusive
(abusable) Capable of being abused
The chronic or habitual use of any chemical substance to alter states of body or mind for reasons other than medically warranted purposes.
This refers to arguments, assumptions, or definitions made by one side that prevent both sides from completing on equal ground. Abusive assumptions skew the round in favor of one team.
Using a substance, behavior, or other person in a destructive manner. A person who has a beer after a softball game is not abusing alcohol; a person who sneaks off from the bench to down a pint of whiskey and then drinks ten beers after the game is abusing alcohol.
state provided welfare benefits often finish by being fraudulently claimed by those who are not in real need. To counter this effect, more and more requirements are introduced for welfare claimants to prove their eligibility to obtain benefits. ...
When used as a legal term in the business of healthcare, it normally refers to actions that do not involve intentional misrepresentations in billing but which, nevertheless, result in improper conduct. Consequences can result in civil liability and administrative sanctions. ...
Incidents or practices which are inconsistent with sound and accepted medical, business, or fiscal procedures.
the use of something in a bad, dishonest, or harmful way การใช้ในทางที่ผิด
(uh-BYOOS) — Treating someone badly or hurting someone. Abuse can be emotional, like yelling at someone or calling them names. Abuse also can be physical, like hitting, kicking or punching. Get help if you or your children are being abused.
(Latin abuti 'to waste'). 1. the intentional or unintentional misuse of substances, drugs, equipment, programs and so forth 2. to physically or verbally attack or maltreat another; for example, an abused person is an individual who has been harmed by another person or situation. ...
Abuse is any situation that creates potential harm to an individual - emotional or physical. Also, see Adult Protective Services in this Glossary.
Use of a government charge card to buy authorized items, but at terms (e.g., price, quantity) that are excessive, for a questionable government need, or both. ...
Abuse of a substance was defined as meeting one or more of the four criteria for abuse included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 1994) and if the definition for dependence was not met for that substance. ...
Computer abuse, which might involve the user in 'an abuse of privilege', is the active and intentional misuse of the system's facilities (such as unauthorized access to, or alteration of data). ...
Noun: when any Man hits, talks sternly to or offends the sensitivities of any Family member. See Self-Defense.
Excessive use of a substance in a way it was not meant to be used or not as prescribed.