abuse (v.) 2
misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrong
2H6 V.i.172 [King to Salisbury, of experience] wherefore dost abuse it, if thou hast it?
AW V.iii.292 [King to all, of Diana] She does abuse our ears
AW V.iii.296 [Diana to King, of Bertram] this lord / Who hath abused me
Cym II.iii.148 [Cloten to Innogen] You have abused me [also: sense 3]
KL III.vii.90 [Gloucester to all] Then Edgar was abused
KL IV.vii.53 [Lear to all] I am mightily abused
Luc 1267 [] who cannot abuse a body dead?
MW I.i.3 [Shallow to Evans, of Falstaff] he shall not abuse Robert Shallow, Esquire
MW II.ii.278 [Ford alone] My bed shall be abused
Oth V.i.123 [Bianca to Emilia] I am no strumpet, but of life as honest / As you that thus abuse me
R3 I.iii.52 [Richard to Grey, of a plain man] thus his simple truth must be abused
RJ IV.i.29 [Paris to Juliet] thy face is much abused with tears
Sonn 4.5 [] Then beauteous niggard why dost thou abuse, / The bounteous largess given thee to give?
Sonn 42.7 [] for my sake even so doth she abuse me, / Suff'ring my friend for my sake to approve her
TN III.i.110 [Olivia to Viola as Cesario] So did I abuse / Myself, my servant, and, I fear me, you [or: sense 3]
TN IV.ii.47 [Malvolio to disguised Feste] there was never man thus abused
TN V.i.376 [Olivia to all, of Malvolio] He hath been most notoriously abused
TNK V.i.89 [Palamon praying to Venus, of an old man] make him, to the scorn of his hoarse throat, / Abuse young lays of love
TS V.i.97 [Vincentio to all] Thus strangers may be haled and abused
WT IV.iv.350 [disguised Polixenes to Florizel] If your lass / Interpretation should abuse [i.e. should misinterpret what you have done]
See also...
abused (adj.) 2

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