abused abused  /ə ˈbjuzd/


  1. (adj) used improperly or excessively especially drugs
  2. (adj) subjected to cruel treatment



  1. On Friday, the retired Alaska prosecutor investigating whether Palin abused the power of her office in the matter asked state lawmakers for the power to subpoena 13 witnesses and .
  2. Earlier this month, a legislative panel launched a $100,000 investigation to determine whether Palin abused her influence by attempting to get her former brother-in-law fired as a .
  3. Although more than 2,000 complaints of abuse are filed with the Indonesian embassy in Kuala Lumpur each month, it's impossible to say exactly how many workers are abused each year .


  1. Abused Dogs Settled Into Loving Homes 1 Year Later

    Nearly 30 severely abused dogs were dumped on the side of the road near the Doddridge and Ritchie County line in June 2011. 
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WBOY Clarksburg

  2. ABA, UW School of Law host media briefing on right to counsel for abused and neglected children

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 11, 2013 — Leading children’s rights advocates from Washington state and across the country will highlight the need for abused and neglected youth to have their own lawyers in child welfare court proceedings during a media briefing on June 20. The briefing will be hosted by the American Bar Association Section of Litigation and the University of Washington School of Law.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: American Bar Association

  3. Brain function deteriorates in neglected or abused children

    PONTYPOOL, England, June 11 (UPI) -- Neglected or emotionally abused preschool children exhibit behavioral difficulties and require prompt evaluation and interventions, British researchers say.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: UPI


  1. "Sorry that as children you were taken from your families and placed in institutions where often you were abused," Rudd said.
    on Nov 15, 2009 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Press Trust of India

  2. "It is amazing how such a significant number of companies abused nearly the entire European construction market for such a long time and for such a vital product," said the European Union's competition commissioner, Joaquín Almunia.
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Joaquin Almunia Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. Apparently referring to alleged scandals in the previous administration, Mr. Aquino said he could "forgive those who did me wrong but I have no right to forgive those who abused our people. To those who talk about reconciliation...... there can be...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Benigno Aquino III Source: BusinessWorld Online

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