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English definition of “misuse”

misuse

verb [T]  /mɪsˈjuz/ us  
to use something in an unsuitable way or in a way that was not intended: She’s been accused of misusing federal funds to pay for her son’s private school expenses.
misuse
noun [C/U]  /mɪsˈjus/ us  
[C] This new computer system is completely unnecessary and a misuse of taxpayersmoney.
(Definition of misuse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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