MISUSE, misemploy, misapply, misappropriate.
DESECRATE, abuse, profane, prostitute.
OVERTASK, overtax, overwork, overdrive; squander [See Prodigality]; waste [See Waste].
cut blocks with a razor, employ a steam engine to crack a nut; catch at a straw.
MISUSED &c. v.
Ludere cum sacris.
Who first misuse, then cast their toys away.Cowper