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1. abuse (om handling) cruel or inhumane treatment


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe child showed signs of physical abuse.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)ill-treatment, ill-usage, maltreatment


Mindre specifikke termermistreatment


Mere specifikke termerchild abuse, child neglect, cruelty, inhuman treatment, persecution

2. abuse (om kommunikation) a rude expression intended to offend or hurt


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWhen a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse.
They yelled insults at the visiting team.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)contumely, insult, revilement, vilification


Mindre specifikke termerdiscourtesy, disrespect


Mere specifikke termerbillingsgate, cut, invective, low blow, scurrility, stinger, vitriol, vituperation

3. abuse (om handling) improper or excessive use


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningAlcohol abuse.
The abuse of public funds.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)misuse


Mindre specifikke termeremployment, exercise, usage, use, utilisation, utilization


Mere specifikke termerdrug abuse, habit, substance abuse


Engelsk udsagnsord: abuse

1. abuse (om adfærd) treat badly


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThis boss abuses his workers.
She is always stepping on others to get ahead.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey want to abuse the prisoners


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, mistreat, step


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Mindre specifikke termerdo by, handle, treat


Mere specifikke termerkick around

2. abuse (om ændring) change the inherent purpose or function of something


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningDon't abuse the system.
The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)misuse, pervert


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerexpend, use


Mere specifikke termerfracture, take in vain

3. abuse (om kommunikation) use foul or abusive language towards


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket.
The angry mother shouted at the teacher.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)blackguard, clapperclaw, shout


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody


Mindre specifikke termerassail, assault, attack, lash out, round, snipe


Mere specifikke termercurse, rail, revile, slang, vilify, vituperate

4. abuse (om ændring) use wrongly or improperly or excessively


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHer husband often abuses alcohol.
While she was pregnant, she abused drugs.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerexpend, use









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