abusar de

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abusar de
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to impose upon)
a. to abuse
Gracias por invitarme a quedarme una noche más, pero no quiero abusar de su hospitalidad.Thank you for inviting me to stay for another night, but I don't want to abuse your hospitality.
b. to take advantage of
El vendedor abusó de nuestra falta de conocimiento y nos estafó.The seller took advantage of our ignorance and scammed us.
2. (to force sexually)
a. to sexually abuse
El profesor fue acusado de abusar de tres de sus alumnas.The professor was accused of sexually abusing three of his female students.
b. to rape
La mujer contó a la policía que su vecino intentó abusar de ella.The woman told the police that her neighbor tried to rape her.
c. to abuse
La pena por abusar de una menor es de 10 años en prisión.The punishment for abusing a minor is 10 years in jail.
3. (to overuse)
a. to make excessive use of
Los periodistas acusan a la policía de abusar de su autoridad.Journalists accused the police of making excessive use of force.
b. to take in excess
Vas a causarle daño a tu cuerpo si abusas de los esteroides anabólicos.You're going to harm your body if you take anabolic steroids in excess
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