Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of abuse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective subjected to cruel treatment
  • adjective used improperly or excessively especially drugs

Etymologies

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Examples

  • And though I see the term abused much more often than I see it used well, I've have to say this trend in our government is precisely what I'd call "Un-American".

    The Liberty Papers

  • And though I see the term abused much more often than I see it used well, I've have to say this trend in our government is precisely what I'd call "Un-American".

    The Liberty Papers

  • Miss Lackey's definition of 'abused' is so broad that any reader who had parents can fancy they were eligible to be whisked off to Elfland.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Miss Lackey's definition of 'abused' is so broad that any reader who had parents can fancy they were eligible to be whisked off to Elfland.

    Reversals in Modern Fantasy

  • Shelly Winemiller, a 42-year-old mother from Wisconsin, was abused from the age of four to 14 by the family priest.

    Clergy Abuse Victims Rally At Vatican

  • To say she has concerns that the current wording might be misinterpreted or abused is reasonable.

    Begala calls Palin 'about half a whack job'

  • Shelly Winemiller, a 42-year-old mother from Wisconsin, was abused from the age of four to 14 by the family priest.

    Clergy Abuse Victims Rally At Vatican

  • Shelly Winemiller, a 42-year-old mother from Wisconsin, was abused from the age of four to 14 by the family priest.

    Clergy Abuse Victims Rally At Vatican

  • Prince Philip, likely to be besieged by S & M fetishists begging to be abused, is not taking part.

    Queen broke shock

  • Page 8, Finding Number One of the report says: “I find that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110 (a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act.”

    duh pookie

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