improper or excessive use; "alcohol abuse"; "the abuse of public funds" Synonyms: misuse,
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" Synonyms: insult, revilement, contumely, vilification,
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" Synonyms: pervert, misuse,
use wrongly or improperly or excessively; "Her husband often abuses alcohol"; "while she was pregnant, she abused drugs"
use foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher" Synonyms: clapperclaw, blackguard, shout,