If you dream of abuse and you’re the person giving the abuse, it means you need to reflect on your actions. During your day, you may have done actions which are harsh, or discriminatory. Your conscience knows this and has triggered this dream, to remind you to examine your behaviors. If you are in a position of authority, you may dream of abuse because you are drunk with power and use it to achieve your desires.
If you dream you are the receiver of abuse, it means this dream is urging you to take some action. You can either take flight and run away from abuse. Or you can fight and stay to defend yourself against injustice.