Definitions for ill-useˈɪlˈyuz; -ˈyus

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ill-useˈɪlˈyuz; -ˈyus(v.; n.)-used, -us•ing

  1. (v.t.)to treat badly or unjustly.

  2. (n.)Also, ill′-us′age. bad or unjust treatment.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mistreat, maltreat, abuse, ill-use, step, ill-treat(verb)

    treat badly

    "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"


  1. ill-use(Noun)

    Bad, cruel or unkind treatment.

  2. ill-use(Verb)

    To treat someone badly, cruelly or unkindly.

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to ill-treat.

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