One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the mayor was found guilty of misusing public funds’
put to wrong use, misapply, misemploy, embezzle, use fraudulently
abuse, exploit, squander, waste, dissipate
2‘she had been misused by her husband’
ill-treat, maltreat, mistreat, abuse, ill-use, treat badly, handle roughly, treat roughly, knock about, knock around, hit, beat, strike, mishandle, manhandle, maul, molest, injure, harm, hurt, bully, persecute
informal beat up, rough up, do over
look after, treat well
1‘the misuse of public funds’
wrong use, misemployment, embezzlement, fraud
exploitation, squandering, waste, dissipation
2‘the misuse of drugs’
illegal use, wrong use, abuse, misapplication
3‘only drastic curbs on foreigners would prevent the misuse and injury of the indigenous people’
ill treatment, maltreatment, abuse, ill use, ill usage, beating, rough handling, mishandling, manhandling, molestation, injury, harm, bullying, persecution
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