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Main Entry: 1abuse
Pronunciation: schwa-primarystressbyüz
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): abused; abus·ing
1 a : to use wrongly : MISUSE <abuse a privilege> b : to use excessively <abuse alcohol>
2 : to treat cruelly : MISTREAT <abuse a dog>
3 : to attack in words : scold rudely
- abus·er noun

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