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Abuse

Meanings and phrases

abuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. cruel or inhumane treatment; maltreatment; ill-treatment; ill-usage
  2. a rude expression intended to offend or hurt; insult; revilement; contumely; vilification
  3. improper or excessive use; misuse

abuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. treat badly; mistreat; maltreat; ill-use; step; ill-treat
  2. change the inherent purpose or function of something; pervert; misuse
  3. use foul or abusive language towards; clapperclaw; blackguard; shout
  4. use wrongly or improperly or excessively

alcohol abuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. excessive use of alcohol and alcoholic drinks; alcoholic abuse; alcoholism abuse
E.g.
  • Dalkowski experienced problems with alcohol abuse.
  • Domestic violence typically co‐occurs with alcohol abuse.
  • This includes alcohol abuse and tobacco, gambling and prize fighting.

alcoholic abuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. excessive use of alcohol and alcoholic drinks; alcohol abuse; alcoholism abuse

alcoholism abuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. excessive use of alcohol and alcoholic drinks; alcohol abuse; alcoholic abuse

carnal abuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any lascivious contact by an adult with the sexual organs of a child (especially not involving sexual intercourse)
  2. sexual intercourse with a person (girl or boy) who has not reached the age of consent (even if both parties participate willingly); statutory rape

child abuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the physical or emotional or sexual mistreatment of children
E.g.
  • Katz often received misdialed child abuse calls.
  • She also lectured in the community about child abuse.
  • Yoon and her husband are advocates against child abuse.

drug abuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. excessive use of drugs; substance abuse; habit
E.g.
  • The despair he felt led him into alcohol and drug abuse.
  • While she seeks fame, she destroys herself through drug abuse.
  • Another use of LTP is in drug abuse.

drug of abuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction; street drug

sexual abuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat; sexual assault; sex crime; sex offense
E.g.
  • Fagging was sometimes associated with sexual abuse.
  • There were also reports of physical and sexual abuse.
  • Directed by Yoosuf Shafeeu, it deals with child sexual abuse.

substance abuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. excessive use of drugs; drug abuse; habit
E.g.
  • It was later confirmed that Cousins had a substance abuse problem.
  • MDMA has also been proposed as an adjunct to substance abuse treatment.
  • Studies have shown CBT to be an effective treatment for substance abuse.

child sexual abuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Directed by Yoosuf Shafeeu, it deals with child sexual abuse.
  • By the mid-19th century there was increased concern over child sexual abuse.

sex abuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal
  • Martin has dealt with Catholic sex abuse cases in his tenure as Archbishop.
  • There have also been allegations of child sex abuse, for example Robert Waddington.

abuse of power

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Those involved called the raids an "abuse of power."
  • Use of Technology widely reduced scope for the abuse of power.
  • Goldoni had a dislike for arrogance, intolerance and the abuse of power.

physical abuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 1983, Nix filed for divorce alleging brutal physical abuse.
  • He was subjected to physical abuse.
  • Barry retaliates by subjecting Bullingdon to systematic physical abuse.

domestic abuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Briscoe divorced her husband in 1950 due to domestic abuse.
  • The story revolves around a male who is victimised of domestic abuse.

abuse scandal

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal
  • A major new inquiry into the abuse scandal led by a senior UK judge was also announced.
  • On February 2, 2018, Liukin resigned from this role amid the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal.

verbal abuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This move was made amidst mounting worries of verbal abuse in Seoul's schools.
  • He hurls a great deal of verbal abuse at Darren but also shows genuine love for him.
  • After the match he was accused of verbal abuse and assaulting the referee Ivan Novak.

abuse cases

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Martin has dealt with Catholic sex abuse cases in his tenure as Archbishop.
  • During this period a number of sexual abuse cases emerged concerning a Dominican priest.
  • He appeared regularly in a number of alleged sexual abuse cases including false memory syndrome.

abuse allegations

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The studio was dropped, however, following the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations.
  • The endorsement deal with Peterson was terminated on 16 September 2014 due to ongoing child abuse allegations.
  • "Out of This Club" has been removed from digital stores and streaming services as of February 2019 due to the sexual abuse allegations against R. Kelly.

emotional abuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Physical and emotional abuse and neglect were features of the institutions.
  • In August 2019, Holowka was accused of physical and emotional abuse by Zoë Quinn.
  • It documents a shameful catalogue of cruelty: neglect, physical, sexual and emotional abuse, perpetrated against children."

abuse and neglect

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Physical and emotional abuse and neglect were features of the institutions.
  • Franklin's work on child abuse and neglect was most likely encouraged by his wife, who was a social worker and magistrate.
  • Hendrick and other DHS Commissioners were publicly criticized following several high profile child deaths from abuse and neglect.

child sex abuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • There have also been allegations of child sex abuse, for example Robert Waddington.
  • Forty-three adults were arrested on 29,726 charges of child sex abuse, involving 60 children in 1995.
  • She was portrayed in "Three Girls", a BBC mini-series about the Rochdale child sex abuse ring, by actress Maxine Peake.

abuse against

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Halahan had previous convictions of sexual abuse against a child in 1998.
  • As a result, it is often also used as a term of abuse against political opponents.
  • All five women later came forward as survivors of Larry Nassar's systematic sexual abuse against US female gymnasts.

abuse of children

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Nader has had several run-ins with the law over the years related to sexual abuse of children.
  • Sexual abuse of children is a major and growing issue, and the government takes little action against it.
  • As noted, any sexual abuse of children, whether online or in person, is subject to strict punishment by law.

allegations of abuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • About 58% were allegations of abuse of authority (e.g.
  • Marcial Maciel, amid allegations of abuse.
  • During the hearings to set permanent support levels, allegations of abuse came from both parties.

alleged abuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Commander Spindler said: "We are dealing with alleged abuse on an unprecedented scale.
  • The Met stated that the total number of alleged victims was 589, of whom 450 alleged abuse by Savile.
  • However, alongside this there soon developed a darker reputation, for his alleged abuse of church property.
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