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Abuse - Rhukana. Xanisa

Abuse is an English word meaning "Rhukana. Xanisa" in Xitsonga. Item has no rating. Help improve content quality by rating below.

Definition of abuse
- Abuse n
- Cruel or inhumane treatment [syn: {maltreatment}, {ill-treatment}, {ill-usage}]
- A rude expression intended to offend or hurt; "when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse"; "they yelled insults at the visiting team" [syn: {insult}, {revilement}, {contumely}, {vilification}]
- Improper or excessive use [syn: {misuse}] v
- Treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead" [syn: {mistreat}, {maltreat}, {ill-use}, {step}, {ill-treat}]
- Change the inherent purpose or function of something; "Don't abuse the system"; "The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers" [syn: {pervert}, {misuse}]
- Use foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher" [syn: {clapperclaw}, {blackguard}, {shout}]
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