Translation of "abuse" - English-Italian dictionary

abuse

noun uk /əˈbjuːs/ us /əˈbjus/

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

abuso
drug abuse abuso di stupefacenti
alcohol abuse abuso di alcolici
the abuse of power abuso di potere

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

abuso
child abuse abuso minorile

[ no plural ] rude words said to someone

insulti
The crowds were shouting abuse at him. La folla lanciava insulti contro di lui.

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

abuso
human rights abuses abuso dei diritti umani

abuse

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

to be cruel and violent with someone

trattare male
Some of the women were abused by their husbands. Alcune delle donne sono state trattate male dai mariti.

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

fare abuso di
He abused drugs for many years. Ha abusato di stupefacenti per molti anni.

to say rude words to someone

insultare
The crowd started abusing him. La folla ha cominciato ad insultarlo.

(Translation of “abuse” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)