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Denizione di  abuse - dizionario di inglese del sito grammaticainglese.org - definizione traduzione e spiegazione grammaticale

Definizione monolingua abuse



abuse (third-person singular simple present abuses, present participle abusing, simple past and past participle abused)

  1. (transitive) To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to use improperly; to misuse; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; as, to abuse ones authority. [from early 15th c.]
    • 1856, James Anthony Froude, History of England from the fall of Wolsey to the defeat of the Spanish Armada, volume 1, published 1870, page 353:
      This principle (if we may so abuse the word) shot rapidly into popularity
  2. (transitive) To injure; to maltreat; to hurt; to treat with cruelty.
  3. (transitive) To attack with coarse language; to insult; to revile.
  4. (transitive) (obsolete) To deceive; to trick; to impose on.
    • 1651-2, Jeremy Taylor, ""Sermon VI, The House of Feasting; or, The Epicures Measures"", in The works of Jeremy Taylor, Volume 1, page 283 (1831), edited by Thomas Smart Hughes
      When Cyrus had espied Astyages and his fellows coming drunk from a banquet loaden with variety of follies and filthiness, their legs failing them, their eyes red and staring, cozened with a moist cloud and abused by a double object}}

abuse (plural abuses)

  1. Improper treatment or usage; application to a wrong or bad purpose; misuse; perversion. [from 15th c]
    • 1788, Federalist, James Madison, Number 63
      Liberty may be endangered by the abuses of liberty, as well as by the abuses of power.
  2. Physical or verbal maltreatment; injury.
  3. Forcing of undesired sexual activity by one person on another
  4. An unjust, corrupt or wrongful practice or custom; offense; crime; fault.
  5. Coarse, insulting speech; abusive language.
    • 1861, Thomas Babington Macaulay, The history of England: from the accession of James the Second, volume 9, page 153:
      The two parties, after exchanging a good deal of abuse, came to blows.

Definizione italiano>inglese abuse

  to use improperly
  to hurt
  physical maltreatment
  improper usage
  a corrupt practice
  Improper treatment or usage; application to a wrong or bad purpose.
abuso sessuale
  sexual assault
  Coarse, insulting speech.
  to rape
  physical maltreatment
violenza carnale
  sexual assault
abusare sessualmente
approfittare di
uso illecito

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Traduzione 'veloce'

abusare |abuso |insultare |abuso sessuale |insulto |violentare |violenza |violenza carnale |offendere |abusare sessualmente |approfittare di |ingiuria |ingiuriare |maltrattamento |maltrattare |sconfiggere |sopruso |uso illecito |

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