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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mis·use /-ˈjuz/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mis·use v. t.
 1. To treat or use improperly; to use to a bad purpose; to misapply; as, to misuse one's talents.
    The sweet poison of misused wine.   --Milton.
 2. To abuse; to treat ill.
    O, she misused me past the endurance of a block.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To maltreat; abuse; misemploy; misapply.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mis·use n.
 1. Wrong use; misapplication; erroneous or improper use.
    Words little suspected for any such misuse.   --Locke.
 2. Violence, or its effects. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : improper or excessive use [syn: abuse]
      v 1: apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or
           incorrectly; "The words are misapplied in this context";
           "You are misapplying the name of this religious group"
           [syn: misapply]
      2: change the inherent purpose or function of something; "Don't
         abuse the system"; "The director of the factory misused
         the funds intended for the health care of his workers"
         [syn: pervert, abuse]