Translation of "abuse" - English-Catalan dictionary

abuse

noun uk /əˈbjuːs/ us /əˈbjus/

[ no plural ] the act of using something for the wrong purpose in a way that is bad

abús
drug abuse
alcohol abuse
the abuse of power

[ no plural ] the act of being violent or cruel to another person

maltractament
child abuse

[ no plural ] rude words said to someone

insults
The crowds were shouting abuse at him.

an occasion when the law or someone’s rights are not respected

abús
human rights abuses

abuse

verb uk /əˈbjuːz/ us /əˈbjuz/ present participle abusing, past tense and past participle abused

to be cruel and violent with someone

maltractar
Some of the women were abused by their husbands.

to use something for the wrong purpose in a way that is bad

abusar de
He abused drugs for many years.

to say rude words to someone

insultar
The crowd started abusing him.

(Translation of “abuse” from the Cambridge English-Catalan Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)