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English definition of “usage”

usage

noun [U] (PERSON)    /ˈjuː.sɪdʒ/ formal
the bad and unfair way someone treats you: Many had complained about the usage they'd received at his hands.Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
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