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Exploiting someone for one's personal gain
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Present participle for to inflict emotional or physical harm or distress upon
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“She was the first one of his many masters that would not beat or misuse him.”
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Present participle for to use (something) in the wrong way or for the wrong purpose
“In actuality, the problem is not the weapons themselves but the people who misuse them.”
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Present participle for to use or expend carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose
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Present participle for to alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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Present participle for to cause pain through mistreatment
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Present participle for use too much
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Present participle for not make use of
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Present participle for to administer wrongly or badly
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Present participle for to hurt or injure someone physically, mentally or emotionally
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