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abusing

verb , present participle of abuse

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1 to inflict physical or emotional harm upon
  • if you abuse your pet, he will always have an ugly disposition
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3 to put to a bad or improper use
  • if you abuse your baseball bat by using it to hammer nails, don't expect it to last long
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4 to take unfair advantage of
  • abused his parents' trust, pilfering small amounts from them that he hoped they wouldn't notice
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