vt.滥用, 辱骂, 虐待
She attacked him with a torrent of abuse.
I didn't expect him to descend to personal abuse.
The boy's breaking of window glasses caused a hail of abuse.
The government has set up a working party to look into the problem of drug abuse.
His political reputation was tainted by his abuse of the power.
He greeted me with a stream of abuse.
They talked about how the uses and abuses of figures to prove things in politics.
It's easy to abuse one's power.
1. 滥用, 妄用
He abused his power while in office.
2. 辱骂; 毁谤
You are always abusing and offending people.
3. 虐待, 伤害[H]
Those captives were physically abused.
1. 滥用, 妄用[C][U]
There is no freedom that is not open to abuse.
She greeted me with a stream of abuse.
3. 虐待; 伤害[U]
Child abuse is widespread in this country.
4. 弊病; 陋习[C]
The force of public opinion can help check abuses in modern politics.