Translation of abuse in Spanish:
nounAmerican English: /əˈbjus/ British English: /əˈbjuːs/
- 1 uncountable (insulting language)insultos (masculine plural)she was subjected to verbal abuse
improperios (masculine plural)la insultaronto shout abuse at somebodyinsultar a alguiena stream of abuse a term of abuse
lanzar improperios contra alguienun insulto or una groseríaExample sentences
- My use of ‘Yanks’ recently triggered a barrage of criticism from readers suggesting the word was a term of abuse.
- These complaints were not the normal tirade of abuse and insults we receive but seemed genuine.
- There are no prizes for guessing what value he places on each: bourgeois is always a term of abuse, revolutionary almost always a term of approbation.
- 2 countable or uncountable(misuse) abuso (masculine)(of prisoners) vejación (feminine)to be open to abuseprestarse al abuso(sexual) abusos (masculine plural) deshonestos (a un niño)drug abuseconsumo (masculine) de drogas or [formal] estupefacientesExample sentences
- This is, as I like to point out, an abuse of history.
- He claimed the action ‘flew in the face’ of public tendering procedures set out by the Government, and was an abuse of public funds.
- He said this was an abuse of public monies and the fact there was no contribution from the business community was ‘grossly unfair.’
- At worst, Spencer resorted to cruel and violent physical abuse.
- A pilot study by the police force and the SSPCA in 2000 identified for the first time clear links between animal cruelty and domestic abuse.
- Last year a training programme was established in the state of Nevada to teach hairdressers to spot the signs of physical abuse and to ask the appropriate questions.
- Behaviour like assault, sexual abuse, and rape.
- Sexual abuse or assault is experienced by more than two in five women and almost three out of 10 men, the report said.
- The community has a role in terms of prevention of sexual abuse and assault.
transitive verbAmerican English: /əˈbjuz/ British English: /əˈbjuːz/
- 1 1.1 (use wrongly)(power/person/hospitality)1.2
maltratar(sexually) abusar demany children had been sexually abusedmuchos niños habían sufrido abusos deshonestos(prisoners)
- A council worker is facing prison after being convicted of sexually abusing a young girl 30 years ago.
- A company director who sexually abused a young girl for six years has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.
- A pensioner who sexually abused young girls has walked free from court - because he is too old and frail to go to jail.
- In the election of 2000, the party in effect abused the judicial power to seize the presidency for itself, and this time the attempt succeeded.
- He is already facing impeachment over claims that he misused public money and abused his office since coming to power a year ago.
- That does not make sense, that is not logical, and the judge has abused his powers.
- 2 (insult)Example sentences
- I do all the housework; I practically serve you while you lie around and insult and abuse me.
- But in the post-match press conference, he accused Inter's players of verbally abusing him.
- Their sole purpose in being at the Old Head is to disrupt our business by intimidating, insulting and abusing our guests who come from all over the world.
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