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1abuseˈbjuːz/verb
abusesabusedabusing
1abuse
ˈbjuːz/
verb
abusesabusedabusing
Learner's definition of ABUSE  
[+ object]
: to treat (a person or animal) in a harsh or harmful way
: to use or treat (something) in a way that causes damage
: to use (something) wrongly
: to use too much of (a drug, alcohol, etc.)
: to attack (someone) in words

— abused

adjective

— abuser

noun,pluralabusers[count]
2abuseˈbjuːs/noun
pluralabuses
2abuse
ˈbjuːs/
noun
pluralabuses
Learner's definition of ABUSE  
: the act or practice of abusing someone or something: such as
: harmful treatment of a person or animal
[noncount]
[plural]
   b [noncount] : the use or treatment of something in a way that causes damage
   c : the act or practice of using something wrongly
[noncount]
[count]
   d [noncount] : the act or practice of using too much of a drug, alcohol, etc.
[noncount] : harsh and insulting language
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