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abuse

verb /əˈbjuːz/
to treat someone in a cruel or violent way
Abuso
He was accused of sexually abusing young boys.
to use wrongly, usually with harmful results
abusar de
She abused her position by stealing public money.
to insult or speak roughly to
injuriar
She abused the servants.
abusive /-siv/ adjective using insulting language
ofensivo, injurioso, ultrajante
He wrote an abusive letter to the manager.
abusively adverb
injuriosamente, ofensivamente
He is facing dismissal over charges that he treated employees abusively.
abusiveness noun
ofensa verbal
She is seeking a divorce on the grounds of her husband’s physical and mental abusiveness.
(Definition of abuse from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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