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English definition of “misuse”

misuse

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˌmɪsˈjuːs/
the act of using something wrongly or in a dishonest way: There are new rules about mobile phone use at work, and new penalties for misuse.misuse of sth The directors were charged with misuse of funds. a blatant misuse of power credit card/computer/internet misuse
(Definition of misuse noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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