Misbehave Mis`be*have", v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Misbehaved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Misbehaving}.] To behave ill; to conduct one's self improperly; -- often used with a reciprocal pronoun. [1913 Webster]

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  • misbehave — index disobey, lapse (fall into error) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • misbehave — (v.) conduct oneself improperly, late 15c.; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + BEHAVE (Cf. behave). Related: Misbehaved; misbehaving …   Etymology dictionary

  • misbehave — [v] act in inappropriate manner act up, be at fault, be bad, be dissolute, be guilty, be immoral, be indecorous, be insubordinate, be mischievous, bend the law*, be out of line*, be out of order*, be reprehensible, carry on, cut up, deviate, do… …   New thesaurus

  • misbehave — ► VERB ▪ behave badly. DERIVATIVES misbehaviour noun …   English terms dictionary

  • misbehave — [mis΄bē hāv′] vi. misbehaved, misbehaving to behave wrongly vt. to conduct (oneself) improperly misbehaver n. misbehavior [mis be hav′yər] n …   English World dictionary

  • misbehave — UK [ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪv] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms misbehave : present tense I/you/we/they misbehave he/she/it misbehaves present participle misbehaving past tense misbehaved past participle misbehaved if a child misbehaves, or if… …   English dictionary

  • misbehave — mis|be|have [ˌmısbıˈheıv] v [i]also misbehave yourself to behave badly, and cause trouble or annoy people ≠ ↑behave ▪ George has been misbehaving at school. ▪ Students have a tendency to misbehave themselves at exam time …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • misbehave — verb to act or behave in an inappropriate, improper, incorrect, or unexpected manner. He doesnt mean to misbehave; he just doesnt know better …   Wiktionary

  • misbehave — verb Misbehave is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑child …   Collocations dictionary

  • misbehave — mis|be|have [ ,mısbı heıv ] verb intransitive or transitive if a child misbehaves, or they misbehave themselves, they behave badly and annoy or upset people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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