misuse
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misuse(
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yuz
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mihs
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to put to wrong use)
a. utilizar mal
You misused the term "marathon" when you used it to refer to a five kilometer run.Utilizaste mal el término "maratón" cuando te referiste así a una carrera de cinco kilómetros.
b. emplear mal
If you think so negatively, you'll be misusing your imagination.Si piensas de esa forma tan negativa, estarás empleando mal tu imaginación.
c. usar mal
Trying to open a paint can with a screwdriver is what I would call misusing it.Tratar de abrir un balde de pintura con el desarmador es lo que yo llamaría usarlo mal.
d. abusar de
The judge considered that the officer had misused his authority.El juez consideró que el policía había abusado de su autoridad.
e. malversar (funds)
Karina had a hard time convincing anyone that her priest had misused church funds.A Karina le costó mucho convencer a alguien de que el sacerdote había malversado los fondos de la iglesia.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (wrong use)
a. el mal uso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The trainer corrected Erik's misuse of the weight machine.El entrenador corrigió el mal uso que Erik estaba haciendo del aparato de pesas.
b. el uso incorrecto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Her misuse of the word "demagogy" created a great deal of confusion.El uso incorrecto que hizo de la palabra "demagogia" causó mucha confusión.
c. el abuso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
After decades of antibiotics misuse, toughter regulations have been put in place.Después de décadas de abuso de los antibióticos, se han aprobado normas más estrictas.
d. la malversación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of funds)
The mayor was accused of misuse of funds.El alcalde fue acusado de malversación de fondos.
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misuse
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el uso indebido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. usar indebidamente
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misuse
noun
[ˌmɪsˈjuːs] [of power, drug] abuso (m); [of machine] mal uso (m) or manejo (m); [of word, language] uso (m) incorrecto; [of funds] malversación (f)
its misuse can result in serious consequences It is our task to prevent this misuse of power from causing damage to the German people he was disciplined for drug misuse The notorious legal problems of prosecuting computer hacking has aided the rapid growth of computer misuse Thames Valley police are investigating alleged misuse of the national computer the deliberate misuse of language not only deceives but also destroys communication and trust Jones' misuse of the English language may be criminal to highly-educated journalists like Mike Crouch, but Vinny is more in touch with the the real fans his frank, no-nonsense nature abhorred the sordidness of politics, shady deals,collusion, treason, the misuse of public money
transitive verb
[ˌmɪsˈjuːz] [+power, drug] abusar de; [+machine] usar or manejar mal; [+word, language] utilizar or emplear mal; [+funds] malversar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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