use improperly

use improperly
index abuse (misuse), exploit (take advantage of)

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  • improperly — improper UK US /ɪmˈprɒpər/ adjective LAW ► dishonest, and not allowed by a rule or by law: »The cropland may have been polluted because of improper use of pesticides and fertilizers. » improper accounting/payments/trading »improper… …   Financial and business terms

  • use — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 using; being used ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, extensive, great, heavy, liberal ▪ full, maximum ▪ He made …   Collocations dictionary

  • Use–mention distinction — The use–mention distinction (sometimes referred to as the words as words distinction) is the distinction between using a word (or phrase) and mentioning it. For example, the following two sentences illustrate use and mention of the word cheese… …   Wikipedia

  • improperly — adv. Improperly is used with these verbs: ↑act, ↑behave, ↑install, ↑use …   Collocations dictionary

  • mis|use — «verb. mihs YOOZ; noun. mihs YOOS», verb, used, us|ing, noun. –v.t. 1. to use for the wrong purpose; use improperly: »He misuses his knife at the table by lifting food with it. SYNONYM(S): misapply. 2. to treat badly; abu …   Useful english dictionary

  • drug use — Introduction       use of drugs for psychotropic rather than medical purposes. Among the most common psychotropic drugs are opiates ( opium, morphine, heroin), hallucinogens (LSD, mescaline, psilocybin), barbiturates, cocaine, amphetamines,… …   Universalium

  • abuse — 1 /ə byüz/ vt abused, abus·ing 1: to put to a use other than the one intended: as a: to put to a bad or unfair use abusing the powers of office b: to put to improper or excessive use abuse narcotics …   Law dictionary

  • exploit — I (make use of) verb apply, avail oneself of, bring into play, capitalize on, consume, employ, exercise, fall back on, find useful, implement, make the most of, manipulate, operate, profit by, put in practice, put into action, put into operation …   Law dictionary

  • misuse — {{11}}misuse (n.) late 14c., from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + USE (Cf. use) (n.). It aligns with the older sense of the verb misuse. {{12}}misuse (v.) late 14c., to use improperly; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + USE (Cf. use) (v.). Meaning to subject t …   Etymology dictionary

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