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(noun, verb)


There are 7 meanings of the word Abuse.

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Abuse - as a noun

Cruel or inhumane treatment

Example: "The child showed signs of physical abuse"

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A rude expression intended to offend or hurt

Example: "When a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse"

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Improper or excessive use

Example: "Alcohol abuse"

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Abuse - as a verb

Treat badly

Example: "This boss abuses his workers"

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Change the inherent purpose or function of something

Example: "Don't abuse the system"

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Use foul or abusive language towards

Example: "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"

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Use wrongly or improperly or excessively

Example: "Her husband often abuses alcohol"

Example Sentences

"He would often abuse his power and manipulate his subordinates."
"Some people abuse drugs as a way to escape reality."
"Parents should never abuse their children physically or emotionally."
"The dictator was known to abuse his authority and violate human rights."
"She claimed that her husband used to abuse her when they were married."
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Word Game Points

Is ABUSE a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, abuse is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

ABUSE has a SCRABBLE points total of 7.

Is ABUSE a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, abuse is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
ABUSE has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 9.

Is ABUSE a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, abuse is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
ABUSE has a WORDFEUD points total of 9.

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