NOTE: refers to mistreatment of a living being by another
The court determined it was a clear case of child abuse.
These women suffered sexual abuse and other mistreatment during the occupation.
The vet determined the horse had not suffered abuse on the racetrack.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
The actor spoke of his years of drug and alcohol abuse.
The mayor was indicted for the abuse of public funds.
The old car was dented and rusted from years of neglect and abuse.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
The drunkard hurled threats and abuses at no one in particular as he lurched down the street.
The driver waved his fist and shouted abuses at John who had cut him off in his lane.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)