abuse-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: misuse, maltreat, shout

Commentary: NP1[agent] ABUSE NP2[patient]

Pamela Bach, claims he abused her during his drinking binges.
He abused this computer, even after you told him not too.
He abused drugs and alcohol, did not care if his career went
anywhere, and could not maintain relationships with women.
She verbally abused the girl for not greeting her.

VerbNet: judgement-33
FrameNet: Abusing
PropBank: abuse.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4