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abuse

A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (misuse)
a. 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).
(M)
There is no justification for this abuse of power.No hay justificación para este abuso de poder.
2. (mistreatment)
a. los malos tratos
(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).
(M)
His wife accused him of physical and emotional abuse.Su esposa lo acusó de malos tratos físicos y psicológicos.
b. 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).
(M)
It's one of the worst countries for worker's rights abuses.Es uno de los peores países en cuanto a abusos de los derechos laborales.
3. (insults)
a. los insultos
(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).
(M)
He's had to put up with a lot of abuse from his coworkers.Ha tenido que soportar muchos insultos de sus colegas.
b. los improperios
(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).
(M)
The peasants hurled abuse at the marquis.Los campesinos lanzaron improperios contra el marqués.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to misuse)
a. abusar de
You're abusing your position to get what you want.Estás abusando de tu posición para conseguir lo que quieres.
5. (to mistreat)
a. maltratar
They say he abused his wife, but there was never proof.Se dice que maltrataba a su mujer, pero nunca hubo pruebas.
b. abusar de (sexually)
The teacher was sent to prison for sexually abusing one of her students.La profesora fue enviada a la cárcel por abusar de uno de sus alumnos.
6. (to insult)
a. insultar
She abuses him in front of his friends, and he just takes it.Lo insulta delante de sus amigos, y él se aguanta.
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abuse
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of power)
a. el abuso m, 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).
(M)
2. (insults)
a. el insultos mpl, improperios
(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).
(M)
term of abuseinsulto m, término ofensivo
to shower abuse on somebodydespotricar contra alguien
3. (cruelty)
a. el malos tratos
(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).
(M)
(sexual) abuseabuso (sexual)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (misuse)
a. abusar de
5. (insult)
a. insultar
6. (ill-treat; physically)
a. maltratar
7. (sexually)
a. abusar de
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abuse
noun
[əˈbjuːs]
1 (insults) insultos (m); improperios (m) (formal)
to heap abuse on sb hurl abuse at sb llenar a algn de improperios
2 (misuse) abuso (m)
abuse of trust/power abuso de confianza/poder; open to abuse abierto al abuso
transitive verb
[əˈbjuːz]
1 (insult) insultar; injuriar
he roundly abused the government dijo mil improperios contra el gobierno
2 (mistreat) [+child] (physically) maltratar; (sexually) abusar de
he abused his daughter
3 (misuse) [+position, privilege] abusar de
He showed how the rich and powerful can abuse their position
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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