misbehave


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mis·be·have

 (mĭs′bĭ-hāv′)
v. mis·be·haved, mis·be·hav·ing, mis·be·haves
v.intr.
To behave badly.
v.tr.
To behave (oneself) in an inappropriate way: The children misbehaved themselves at dinner.

mis′be·hav′er n.
mis′be·hav′ior (-hāv′yər) n.

misbehave

(ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪv)
vb
to behave (oneself) badly
ˌmisbeˈhaver n
misbehaviour n

mis•be•have

(ˌmɪs bɪˈheɪv)

v. -haved, -hav•ing. v.i.
1. to behave badly or improperly.
v.t.
2. to conduct (oneself) badly or improperly.
[1425–75]
mis`be•hav′er, n.

misbehave


Past participle: misbehaved
Gerund: misbehaving

Imperative
misbehave
misbehave
Present
I misbehave
you misbehave
he/she/it misbehaves
we misbehave
you misbehave
they misbehave
Preterite
I misbehaved
you misbehaved
he/she/it misbehaved
we misbehaved
you misbehaved
they misbehaved
Present Continuous
I am misbehaving
you are misbehaving
he/she/it is misbehaving
we are misbehaving
you are misbehaving
they are misbehaving
Present Perfect
I have misbehaved
you have misbehaved
he/she/it has misbehaved
we have misbehaved
you have misbehaved
they have misbehaved
Past Continuous
I was misbehaving
you were misbehaving
he/she/it was misbehaving
we were misbehaving
you were misbehaving
they were misbehaving
Past Perfect
I had misbehaved
you had misbehaved
he/she/it had misbehaved
we had misbehaved
you had misbehaved
they had misbehaved
Future
I will misbehave
you will misbehave
he/she/it will misbehave
we will misbehave
you will misbehave
they will misbehave
Future Perfect
I will have misbehaved
you will have misbehaved
he/she/it will have misbehaved
we will have misbehaved
you will have misbehaved
they will have misbehaved
Future Continuous
I will be misbehaving
you will be misbehaving
he/she/it will be misbehaving
we will be misbehaving
you will be misbehaving
they will be misbehaving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misbehaving
you have been misbehaving
he/she/it has been misbehaving
we have been misbehaving
you have been misbehaving
they have been misbehaving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misbehaving
you will have been misbehaving
he/she/it will have been misbehaving
we will have been misbehaving
you will have been misbehaving
they will have been misbehaving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misbehaving
you had been misbehaving
he/she/it had been misbehaving
we had been misbehaving
you had been misbehaving
they had been misbehaving
Conditional
I would misbehave
you would misbehave
he/she/it would misbehave
we would misbehave
you would misbehave
they would misbehave
Past Conditional
I would have misbehaved
you would have misbehaved
he/she/it would have misbehaved
we would have misbehaved
you would have misbehaved
they would have misbehaved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.misbehave - behave badlymisbehave - behave badly; "The children misbehaved all morning"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
fall from grace - revert back to bad behavior after a period of good behavior; "The children fell from grace when they asked for several helpings of dessert"
act up, carry on - misbehave badly; act in a silly or improper way; "The children acted up when they were not bored"
comport, behave - behave well or properly; "The children must learn to behave"

misbehave

verb be naughty, be bad, act up (informal), muck about (Brit. slang), get up to mischief (informal), carry on (informal), be insubordinate When the children misbehaved she was unable to cope.
be good, behave, toe the line, mind your manners, act correctly, mind your p's and q's, conduct yourself properly

misbehave

verb
1. To behave in a rowdy, improper, or unruly fashion:
Informal: cut up, horse around.
2. To work improperly due to mechanical difficulties:
Translations
špatně se chovatzlobit
være uartig
käyttäytyä huonosti
ružno se ponašati
neveletlenül viselkedik
haga sér illa
不正を働く
나쁜 짓을 하다
blogai elgtis
slikti uzvesties
zle sa správať
grdo se vesti
uppföra sig illa
ประพฤติตัวไม่เหมาะสม
yaramazlık etmekyaramazlık yapmak
cư xử hỗn

misbehave

[ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪv] VIportarse mal, comportarse mal

misbehave

[ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪv] vimal se conduire

misbehave

visich schlecht or unanständig benehmen; (child also)ungezogen sein; I saw him misbehaving with my wifeich habe ihn in einer unmissverständlichen or eindeutigen Situation mit meiner Frau gesehen

misbehave

[ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪv] vicomportarsi male

misbehave

(misbiˈheiv) verb
to behave badly. If you misbehave, I'll send you to bed.
misbehaviour , (American) misbehavior (-ˈheivjə) noun

misbehave

يُسِيِءُ الْتَّصَرُفْ zlobit være uartig schlecht benehmen (sich) παρεκτρέπομαι portarse mal käyttäytyä huonosti se conduire mal ružno se ponašati comportarsi male 不正を働く 나쁜 짓을 하다 zich misdragen oppføre (seg) dårlig źle się zachować comportar-se mal, portar-se mal плохо вести себя uppföra sig illa ประพฤติตัวไม่เหมาะสม yaramazlık etmek cư xử hỗn 行为不端

misbehave

v. portarse mal, conducirse mal.
References in classic literature ?
He wishes his boys to be active and hardy; and if they misbehave, can give them a sharp word now and then; but he is an affectionate fathercertainly Mr.
However, she said, "Your servant, sir," and curtsied with an air of perfect deference as she advanced towards him: she was not the woman to misbehave towards her betters, and fly in the face of the catechism, without severe provocation.
Granted that they wished to misbehave, it was pleasant for them to be able to do so.
The effect of any one's anger on Rosamond had always been to make her shrink in cold dislike, and to become all the more calmly correct, in the conviction that she was not the person to misbehave whatever others might do.
Nor in the hour's ride that followed, save for some permissible curveting and prancing, did he misbehave.
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If the individual councillor continues to misbehave after being warned twice by the mayor, the mayor will have the power to suspend the councillor from the meeting.
YOUNG people want schools to be tougher on children who misbehave, research has found.
He said: "I would misbehave during prayer as well and would be hit after.
Summary: The five per cent of children between five and 16 who persistently misbehave will be the subject of a monthly mental awareness lecture at Shaikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC).
Kids who regularly misbehave and get into trouble at age 7 and also display traits termed "callous-unemotional" frequently stay on a troubled course until at least age 12, according to a new investigation described February 20.
Deputy First Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones said disruptive pupils could be barred from buses if they misbehave.