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 for ill-use
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  ill-use \ill-use\ v.
     1. to treat badly.
     Syn: mistreat, maltreat, abuse, ill-treat.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always
           stepping on others to get ahead" [syn: mistreat,
           maltreat, abuse, ill-use, step, ill-treat]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "ill-use":
     abuse, active use, appliance, application, atrocity, batter, bleed,
     bleed white, bruise, buffet, consumption, do violence to,
     do wrong by, do wrong to, drain, employ, employment, exercise,
     exertion, exploit, good use, hard usage, hard use, ill use,
     ill-treat, ill-treatment, ill-usage, impose upon, injure, injury,
     knock about, make use of, maltreat, maltreatment, manhandle,
     manipulate, maul, milk, mishandle, mistreat, mistreatment, misuse,
     molest, molestation, outrage, play on, presume upon, rough,
     rough up, rough usage, savage, stroke, suck dry, take advantage of,
     usage, use, use ill, using up, violation, violence, work on,
     work upon, wrong use

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