UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations noun: /ˌmɪsˈjuːs/, verb: /ˌmɪsˈjuːz/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/n. mɪsˈyus; v. -ˈyuz/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(n. mis yo̅o̅s; v. mis yo̅o̅z)

Inflections of 'misuse' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [banned, barred, kicked out] for misusing the [forum, program, office]
  2. [treated, hospitalized, counseled] for misusing [drugs, medication]
  3. misuse a [word, meaning, term]
  4. misuse your [power, position, privilege]
  5. misused by [students, visitors, teenagers]
  6. [commonly, often, frequently, usually] misused by
  7. [word, term] is [commonly] misused
  8. [guilty, accused, cleared] of misusing [funds, money, savings]
  9. [the funds] were misused for [personal, political, uncertain] reasons
  10. misused in [several, many, various] ways
  11. misused to [hide, create, get, make]
  12. misused and [tampered, destroyed, broken, abused]
  1. misuse of [medication, medicine, drugs, chemicals, substances]
  2. (the) misuse of [data, information, figures, statistics]
  3. the misuse by [customers, patients, handlers, caregivers, politicians]
  4. the misuse of a [phrase, verb, expression, word]
  5. misuse of [council, public, school] funds
  6. the [leader's, government's] misuse of power
  7. [avoid, prevent] the misuse of (prescription) [drugs, medication]
  8. [dismissed, fired] for the misuse of funds
  9. misuse led to confusion
  10. the misuse and abuse of [drugs, medication]
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