In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(insulting language)insultosimproperiosshe was subjected to verbal abuse — la insultaron
- to shout abuse at sb — insultar a algn a gritos
- a stream of abuse — una sarta de insultos
- a term of abuse — un insulto
2masculine abusofeminine vejaciónabusos deshonestosto be open to abuse — prestarse al abuso
- drug abuse — consumo de drogas
a un niño
2(use wrongly)(hospitality/power/person) abusar de
3(treat cruelly)(woman/child) maltratar(prisoners) vejar
4(sexually)(child/woman) abusar demany children had been sexually abused — muchos niños habían sufrido abusos deshonestos
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