Translation of abuse in Spanish:


insultos, n.

Pronunciation /əˈbjuːs//əˈbjus/


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    (insulting language)
    insultos masculine
    improperios masculine
    she was subjected to verbal abuse la insultaron
    • to shout abuse at sb insultar a algn
    • a stream of abuse una sarta de insultos
    • a term of abuse un insulto / una grosería
    • Now imagine all these fans hurling abuse at you.
    • As a driver you suffer verbal abuse on a regular basis from drunks, druggies and even schoolchildren.
    • A group of 20 teenagers went on a Halloween rampage in Hockley, smashing windows, tearing down fences and hurling abuse at homeowners.
    • Since then, we have regularly been subjected to abuse and threats have been made to kill us.
    • Two weeks ago, we reported how hordes of rowdy teenagers were congregating in the library entrance hall, causing mayhem and hurling abuse at users.
    • Monday night's meeting was dominated by members hurling abuse at the directors, including climbing on stage in an effort to shout them down.
    • It went okay but as soon as I said I had to go he began hurling abuse at me.
    • An alcoholic veterinary surgeon from Yorkshire who turned up to work drunk and hurled abuse at animal lovers will now hear his fate in the New Year.
    • Sometimes it will be a term of endearment, sometimes a term of abuse.
    • We tend to forget pop itself was once a term of abuse and these worthies were as close to the cutting edge as it was possible to get.
    • The word ‘liberal’ was confirmed as a term of abuse.
    • The incident happened at about 2.35 am when a group of drunks began hurling abuse at a handful of firefighters.
    • There are no prizes for guessing what value he places on each: bourgeois is always a term of abuse, revolutionary almost always a term of approbation.
    • If somebody's hurling abuse at you, it may be better to just walk away from the situation.
    • The sight of grown men hurling abuse at someone who had voluntarily given up a Saturday morning to referee a kids match is truly disheartening for everyone involved.
    • In 1992 he was prosecuted by the council in the magistrates court after hurling abuse at a member of the public.
    • Yobs have thrown eggs and stones at the new library in Brewery Street while hurling abuse at readers.
    • My use of ‘Yanks’ recently triggered a barrage of criticism from readers suggesting the word was a term of abuse.
    • They had long used ‘star quality’ as a term of abuse.
    • These complaints were not the normal tirade of abuse and insults we receive but seemed genuine.
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    (misuse) abuso masculine
    (of prisoners) vejación feminine
    (a un niño) (sexual) abusos deshonestos masculine
    to be open to abuse prestarse al abuso
    • drug abuse consumo de drogas
    • It was not an abuse of his professional position, the GMC decided, to contact the unit, meet Mr Gardner and voice his concerns, or make the allegations at a time when he was suspended.
    • That is totally unacceptable and an abuse of science.
    • There are already plenty of laws against actual rape, assault and child sexual abuse.
    • Behaviour like assault, sexual abuse, and rape.
    • I also knew my military exemption was due to expire, and I would be forced to join the army, where gay conscripts suffer violent and sexual abuse.
    • The centre was founded back in 1984 at a time when there was great resistance in society to the fact that rape and sexual abuse were a reality for many.
    • Without a detailed breakdown on how much was spent by each minister and official it is impossible to establish is there was an abuse of the system.
    • More young women are becoming victims of sexual abuse and assault each day.
    • He suffered sexual abuse until he was 11, then when he was 13 he discovered the person he had called dad all his life was no blood relation.
    • He goes on to say that those who voted for this government never dreamt that they would countenance such an abuse of democracy.
    • Whilst it is never pleasant, it is part of the price you pay for freedom of speech (although I would argue it is an abuse of that right).
    • The allegations of child sexual abuse and molestation ruined the lives of some teachers, who were wrongfully accused.
    • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals claims the incident highlights animal abuse by Australian farmers.
    • The move to introduce a penalty charge could be regarded as an abuse of their dominant position.
    • A pilot study by the police force and the SSPCA in 2000 identified for the first time clear links between animal cruelty and domestic abuse.
    • She was held overnight for interrogation, denied food and drink, and subjected to physical abuse.
    • She looked fit and healthy, she showed no signs of any physical abuse, and she was outwardly happy.
    • It is committed to peaceful campaigns against all forms of animal abuse and promotes a cruelty-free lifestyle.
    • In a letter to the committee, Mr Sherlock, who was not represented and did not attend, accepted that his behaviour was an abuse of trust and conduct unbecoming of a pharmacist.
    • The community has a role in terms of prevention of sexual abuse and assault.
    • The Sligo Rape Crisis Centre know this better than most and have striven to provide a sensitive and accommodating service to those who have suffered rape or sexual abuse.
    • He said this was an abuse of public monies and the fact there was no contribution from the business community was ‘grossly unfair.’
    • Trauma, abuse, neglect, violence - all these things can turn a simple child into an angry, ill-tempered, malign adult.
    • He was convicted of 15 charges - some of them specimen offences - of indecent assault and more serious sexual abuse.
    • Could it be that we oppress and kill each other so readily because our abuse and slaughter of animals has desensitized us to the suffering and death of others?
    • This is clearly an abuse of the public airwaves, and I hope Americans rise up against these stations and take some action to stop this.
    • A NEW Sexual Assault Treatment Unit to treat victims of rape and sexual abuse, should be open at Waterford Regional Hospital by late June.
    • This programme contrasts the county's enthusiasm for a conservation project in Tasmania with how it reacts to subjects such as domestic violence, assault and sexual abuse.
    • The rest of the participants reported no history of sexual abuse or assault.
    • A huge volume of research exists, which shows a strong correlation between substantial animal abuse in childhood and later personal violence to humans.
    • This is, as I like to point out, an abuse of history.
    • As far as I'm concerned, you have to look at the circumstances to make a determination whether or not there's been an abuse of that privilege.
    • Those of us who have spent many years in animal welfare work have often come to see the worst of animal cruelty, abuse and neglect.
    • She was revolted at all animal exploitation and abuse.
    • Although he had seen no signs of physical abuse, the entire industry disgusted him.
    • He claimed the action ‘flew in the face’ of public tendering procedures set out by the Government, and was an abuse of public funds.
    • And house-training of pets is of course not ‘natural’, but surely nobody would argue that it was tantamount to animal cruelty and abuse?
    • The play draws a connection between this shame and cultural silence about rape and sexual abuse.
    • Last year a training programme was established in the state of Nevada to teach hairdressers to spot the signs of physical abuse and to ask the appropriate questions.
    • Counsel for the defence argued that it would be an abuse of process for the trial to go ahead, and one of its arguments was that jurors might discover the article on the Internet, and be severely prejudiced.
    • Terrible stories of murder, abuse, violence, and trauma in the name of ragging have been reported from educational institutions all over the country once again.
    • She was being treated for post traumatic stress disorder by the doctor after suffering sexual abuse.
    • This silence was not simply an abuse of her trust.
    • At worst, Spencer resorted to cruel and violent physical abuse.
    • Does witnessing animal abuse ever become routine?
    • Jake would have recognized the signs of physical abuse.
    • To suggest going back to the LRC for a third time is really an abuse of a system that is already overloaded.
    • The centre provides an invaluable service in Sligo, offering a safe, confidential space for survivors of child sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault.
    • It is an abuse of the system, but life is like that.
    • And ‘gay men were six times more likely to suffer adult sexual abuse or rape’
    • Sexual abuse or assault is experienced by more than two in five women and almost three out of 10 men, the report said.
    • In West Yorkshire and Craven last year more than 6,000 complaints were investigated with 82 prosecutions for animal abuse and neglect.
    • It is clearly important to protect children against sexual abuse and molestation and to help them develop skills to avoid dangerous situations.
    • That to me is an abuse of the overall parking system at Grattan Square and is one that needs to be clamped down on by the wardens in a vigorous and uncompromising way.
    • Ministers say the law, which updates existing legislation, is needed to protect animals from abuse.
    • Pensioner Ann Quinlan, who lives at St Brendan's Terrace, described the situation as an abuse of civil rights.
    • Counselling is available to any male or female, aged 12 or over, who has experienced rape or sexual abuse at any time in their lives.
    • They stress that during that time they were never subjected to abuse or violence, even in the darkest days of the conflict.
    • He admitted the affair but denied allegations that it was ‘inappropriate and an abuse of the doctor-patient relationship’.
    • This was, of course, an abuse of the disciplinary process, but it has been done many times before, without attracting attention, and amounts to little more than a breach of etiquette.

transitive verb

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    • 1.1(use wrongly)

      (power/person/hospitality) abusar de
      • The list itself was prefaced with the following insight: ‘Leaders with absolute power too often abuse it.’
      • We were still going along quite well, but he was just verbally abusing me.
      • A shopkeeper who has been punched in the face and repeatedly racially abused by a teenage gang, fears that his family could be the next to suffer.
      • Parents are abusing the new guidelines to save money on childminding.
      • Today, we understand that the era of political ignorance is over and that those in power who abuse their authority can be challenged and held liable in a court of law.
      • ‘I have been verbally abused, spat on and threatened with violence on countless occasions,’ he says.
      • Before taking his own life, the gunman wrote that the judge had abused her judicial power in dismissing his medical malpractice case.
      • Their sole purpose in being at the Old Head is to disrupt our business by intimidating, insulting and abusing our guests who come from all over the world.
      • Or Colin Montgomerie, for that matter, who is still seeking a major tournament, and has spoken about quitting the United States, because the crowds there keep abusing him.
      • ‘One mental health nurse had been regularly abused and then started getting death threats,’ she said.
      • As an American family living here, we have been repeatedly verbally abused.
      • That is why I left the group because people were always trying to disrespect and abuse me.
      • Even for the game against Dubnica last week, there were only about 1,000 fans and some of them were abusing us.
      • You spent most of your email abusing me for claiming that the share price would go down if shareholders did not endorse the shift to the US.
      • Last year in Parliament, Labor's Craig Emerson accused insurance companies of abusing their market power over small smash repairers.
      • Women have been regularly verbally abused and even had stones thrown at them.
      • But he started throwing around exercise books and verbally abusing me.
      • Yet, when I confronted Mr Y with my realisations, he for some reason also took offence, abused me verbally, and also tried to do the same physically.
      • The judge said Vetch had abused the trust of those who had given him a free hand to run their financial affairs.
      • He abused his position of power to engage in a 3-year affair with a married woman, possibly having a baby with her.
      • It's ghastly when people in positions of power abuse their privilege.
      • Murphy said the judge had not abused the legal process, but should not have dealt with the case in the way he did.
      • By abusing people's willingness to respond to emergencies, you make them less likely to respond to them at all.
      • But in the post-match press conference, he accused Inter's players of verbally abusing him.
      • I can understand the ref calling it off because he was abused.
      • He abstains from abusing his position for power or personal gain and strongly believes in the virtue of honesty, justice, and love of truth.
      • Being a police officer does not mean you can abuse the power given to you.
      • He is already facing impeachment over claims that he misused public money and abused his office since coming to power a year ago.
      • Why shouldn't he when the judge was so obviously abusing his authority?
      • Give people a little bit of power and they will abuse it.
      • Because of their unlimited power, some consuls abused their authority.
      • Too many franchisors are able to abuse their market power and contractual obligations without any effective sanction under the current law.
      • In the election of 2000, the party in effect abused the judicial power to seize the presidency for itself, and this time the attempt succeeded.
      • He has grossly misused his position and abused his authority.
      • It was great, except when it rained - or when we were abused by people in pubs.
      • I do all the housework; I practically serve you while you lie around and insult and abuse me.
      • No sooner was he ensconced than he was verbally abused by an irate customer who had taken umbrage because he (our reader) was not wearing socks.
      • And in the tunnel after the game he sent off the Millwall goalkeeper for abusing him.
      • That does not make sense, that is not logical, and the judge has abused his powers.
      • Apparently these three people were out shopping in Toys ‘R’ Us and were verbally abused and threatened with violence by members of staff.

    • 1.2(treat cruelly)

      (woman/child) maltratar
      (prisoners) vejar
      • In many ways, a more dignified end than being forced to live as a vegetable in an old-people's home, ill-treated and abused by some uncouth attendant.
      • Home should be a safe place but some children are forced to watch their mother or father being regularly physically or verbally abused.
      • The foundation has also helped a man, who has been regularly physically abused by his wife.
      • And many had themselves been the victims of violence: abused by parents, raped by boyfriends, assaulted on the street.
      • I saw children who had been repeatedly abused by loved ones or people in authority.
      • His difference makes him a victim, repeatedly abused and cheated.
      • The two girls were torn away from their family not because their parents abused them or did not love them but because they were simply deemed too ‘stupid’ to care for them.
      • She was charged with stealing two dogs after she had repeatedly complained that the dogs were being abused.
      • During 10 months of detention in Syria, Arar was repeatedly abused and tortured.
      • Does Claire Baron not realise that a large percentage of the animals under their care have been abused or cruelly treated?
      • After being repeatedly abused, the boy escapes, but something inside him is damaged for life.
      • Detecting these injuries is important as up to 30% of children who are repeatedly abused die.
      • We believe that wasn't sufficient, that if people were in a situation where they were at risk of violence, or being abused, that they needed immediate help.
      • Married off at 11 and repeatedly abused by her husband, she fought against the officially outlawed caste system, becoming a folk hero to many and a menace to others.
      • Traditional circuses like the Shriner's have come under fire in recent years for exploiting and abusing animals.
      • The Rovers' barmaid is being emotionally abused in scenes that are repeated behind closed doors in homes in Greater Manchester and across the country.
      • Asylum seekers can be incarcerated for years, treated like criminals and abused by staff, resulting in systematic health problems.
      • He deems all owners and jockeys to be bullies who ‘send injured horses to race and be abused by jockeys with whips.’
      • Hervey herself owns another 50 cats, many of which are injured or have been abused.
      • He believes he will be abused and mistreated if returned to his war-torn country.

    • 1.3(sexually)

      (woman/child) abusar de
      many children had been sexually abused muchos niños habían sufrido abusos deshonestos
      • My theory is that he may have been sexually abusing her.
      • He befriended the family of the girl, now aged nine, before systematically sexually abusing her over a three-year period from when she was aged about six up until two weeks before his arrest last November.
      • A man who sexually abused a young girl was today starting three years in jail.
      • In responding to my question about the men in her life she let me know, quietly, that her father had sexually abused her as a child.
      • Both boys and girls are sexually abused, and it can happen to very young children - even babies - as well as older ones.
      • A pensioner who sexually abused young girls has walked free from court - because he is too old and frail to go to jail.
      • Now in her 30s, between the ages of 9 and 18, Samantha was repeatedly sexually abused by her stepfather.
      • A council worker is facing prison after being convicted of sexually abusing a young girl 30 years ago.
      • She was sexually abused as a child, she only completed grade 9, and she contracted Hepatitis C apparently while in detention.
      • A company director who sexually abused a young girl for six years has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.
      • Vicky was seven when her father began sexually abusing her.
      • One case being investigated involves a prepubescent girl who is being held prisoner in a room and repeatedly abused.
      • Until recently, it was assumed that women rarely sexually abused children, but studies now acknowledge the existence of female perpetrators.
      • In a note, she also said she was sexually abused.
      • Yes, it's a fact that far more men than women sexually abuse children.
      • Reports accused the soldiers of sexually abusing her.
      • What induces perpetrators from all walks of life to sexually abuse young children, even infants, often with appalling violence?
      • When a boy is sexually abused he suffers an assault on his body, his developing personality and on his manhood.
      • A jury was today set to start considering whether a retired senior magistrate from North Yorkshire is guilty of repeatedly sexually abusing a young girl more than 20 years ago.
      • She said he pointed the axe out to her in the bedroom and threatened to chop her head off and kill her three-year-old daughter Amy after first sexually abusing her.

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