abuse, adulterate, alloy, befoul, canker, cheapen, coarsen, commit sacrilege, confound, contaminate, convert, corrupt, debase, debauch, defalcate, defile, deflower, degenerate, degrade, denature, deprave, depredate, desolate, despoil, devalue, devastate, devour, dishonor, distort, divert, embezzle, foul, infect, maladminister, misapply, misappropriate, misemploy, mishandle, mismanage, misuse, peculate, pervert, pilfer, pillage, poison, pollute, profane, prostitute, ravage, ravish, sack, spoliate, taint, twist, ulcerate, violate, vitiate, vulgarize, warp, waste
misuse, misemploy, misapply, misappropriate, desecrate
, abuse, profane, prostitute: waste, overtask, overtax, overwork: squander, cut blocks with a razor, employ a steam engine to crack a nut, catch at a straw.
be impious, profane, desecrate
, blaspheme, revile, scoff, swear, commit sacrilege, snuffle, turn up the whites of the eyes, idolize.
hold in disrespect, misprize, disregard, slight, trifle with, set at naught, pass by, push aside, overlook, turn one's back upon, laugh in one's sleeve, be disrespectful, be discourteous, treat with disrespect, set down, put down, browbeat, dishonor, desecrate
, insult, affront, outrage, speak slightingly of, disparage, vilipend, vilify, call names, throw dirt, fling dirt, drag through the mud, point at, indulge in personalities, make mouths, make faces, bite the thumb, take by the beard, pluck by the beard, toss in a blanket, tar and feather, have in derision, hold in derision, deride, scoff, barrack, sneer, laugh at, snigger, ridicule, gibe, mock, jeer, hiss, hoot, taunt, twit, niggle, gleek, gird, flout, fleer, roast, turn into ridicule, burlesque, laugh to scorn, smoke, fool, make game of, make a fool of, make an April fool of, play a practical joke, lead one a dance, run the rig upon, have a fling at, scout, mob.