abuse (v.) Old form(s): abus'd
misapply, employ badly
LLL II.i.213[Princess to all, of their witticisms] here 'tis abused
Sonn.82.14[of words] their gross painting might be better used, / Where cheeks need blood, in thee it is abused
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