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use

verb [T] (TAKE ADVANTAGE)        /juːz/ (used, used) usually disapproving
C2 to take advantage of a person or situation ; to exploit : He's just using you - he'll steal your ideas and then take the credit for them himself. It might be possible to use their mistake to help us get what we want . Within the relationship he feels ill (= badly ) used most of the time .Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
(Definition of use verb (TAKE ADVANTAGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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