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Having been a victim of some form of abuse, most commonly child abuse or domestic violence
Past tense for to treat with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly
“Jockeys get suspended if they abuse their horses over here.”
Past tense for to treat in a manner that violates someone's decency
“He was caught on camera trying to abuse her in broad daylight!”
Past tense for to verbally criticize harshly, especially with insulting language
“Gordon was a man with a bad temper who would regularly abuse his staff.”
Past tense for to put to a bad or improper use
“Those who are of corrupt character are likely to abuse any power afforded to them.”
(of a quantity of something) Past tense for to put to a bad or improper use
“He would abuse the funds allocated to him by spending it on costly, yet frivolous, items.”
Past tense for to take unfair advantage of
“It is advised that you do not abuse your customers' trust by sending them unsolicited promotional material.”
Past tense for to misuse a device or machine by pushing it to, or over, its limits
“Do not abuse the washing machine by overloading it past its capacity.”
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