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misapply

verb [T] uk   us   /ˌmɪs.əˈplaɪ/
to use something badly, wrongly, or in a way that was not intended: It will be impossible to recover all the misapplied charity money.
misapplication
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-æp.lɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/
The investigation found evidence of a serious misapplication of funds.
Translations of “misapply”
in Chinese (Traditional) 用錯, 誤用, 濫用…
in Chinese (Simplified) 用错, 误用, 滥用…
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