Not new; secondhand:
To use improperly or excessively; misuse:
To turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt.
To handle badly or roughly; abuse, maltreat, or mismanage
To treat in a rough or cruel way; abuse.
To treat unfairly, unkindly, or cruelly; use badly; abuse
To treat unkindly, cruelly, or unfairly; harm; abuse; maltreat
To put to an improper, unworthy, or degrading use; abuse.
To appropriate dishonestly for one's own use; embezzle.
Exploit is defined as to use someone or something to achieve one's own purposes.
To illegally misappropriate property under one’s care, particularly property to which one has a public trust or fiduciary duty.
To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
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