misuse

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

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/n. mɪsˈjus; v. -ˈjuz/

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


Inflections of 'misuse' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
misuses
v 3rd person singular
misusing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
misused
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
misused
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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Principal Translations
InglésEspañol
misuse [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (use incorrectly)usar incorrectamente loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
 Dan broke a knife because he misused it. It is dangerous to misuse prescription medications.
 Dan rompió el cuchillo porque lo usó incorrectamente.
 Es peligroso usar incorrectamente medicamentos con receta.
misuse [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (abuse)abusar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda").
 The politician misused government money.
 El político abusó del dinero del gobierno.
misuse nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (wrong use of [sth])mal uso adj + nm
  uso erróneo nm + adj
  uso incorrecto grupo nom
 The English teacher was easily upset by the misuse of words. The court imprisoned the businessman for his misuse of the employee pension fund.
 El profesor de inglés se enojaba con facilidad por el mal uso de las palabras.
misuse nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mistreatment of [sb](fondos)malversación nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino, que lleva los artículos la o una en singular, y las o unas en plural. Exemplos: la mesa, una tabla.
 The ex-employee is still aggrieved about his misuse by the company.
 El ex empleado todavía está ofendido por la malversación de la compañía.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2020:

Compound Forms:
InglésEspañol
misuse of money nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (misappropriation of funds)malversación de fondos, apropiación indebida grupo nom
misuse of power nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (abuse of authority)abuso de autoridad grupo nom
 Un policía no puede confiscarle el documento de identidad. Es un claro abuso de autoridad.
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'misuse' aparece también en las siguientes entradas:
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Collocations: misuse of [medication, medicine, drugs, chemicals, substances], (the) misuse of [data, information, figures, statistics], the misuse by [customers, patients, handlers, caregivers, politicians], more...

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