What does the word abuse mean?

Usage examples for abuse

  1. You abuse Mr. Helstone for everything he does. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  2. I desire them up yonder to think that I abuse you. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  3. I stopped for a few minutes at the door of our cottage to listen to the volume of abuse that was rising across the stillness of the island. – The Aran Islands by John M. Synge