wrong use; the use of sth in a way that is wrong or harmful
unfair, cruel or violent treatment of sb
unkind, cruel, or rude words; rude and offensive remarks, usually made when sb is very angry
an unjust or harmful custom
make bad use of sth, or use so much of sth that it harms your health; use power or knowledge unfairly or wrongly
physically hurt; treat a person or an animal in a cruel or violent way, especially sexually
make rude or offensive remarks to or about sb
"the child showed signs of physical abuse"
"when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse"
"they yelled insults at the visiting team"
"the abuse of public funds"
"This boss abuses his workers"
"She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
"Don't abuse the system"
"The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers"
"The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"
"The angry mother shouted at the teacher"
"Her husband often abuses alcohol"
"while she was pregnant, she abused drugs"
Dickens was careful to castigate abuses which were being reformed.
出自： W. R. Inge
I'm in a position of trust and privilege..and I take care not to abuse it.
出自： M. Frayn