mismanage


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mis·man·age

 (mĭs-măn′ĭj)
tr.v. mis·man·aged, mis·man·ag·ing, mis·man·ag·es
To manage badly or carelessly.

mis·man′age·ment n.

mismanage

(ˌmɪsˈmænɪdʒ)
vb
(tr) to manage badly or wrongly
ˌmisˈmanagement n
ˌmisˈmanager n

mis•man•age

(mɪsˈmæn ɪdʒ)

v.t., v.i. -aged, -ag•ing.
to manage incompetently or dishonestly.
[1680–90]
mis•man′age•ment, n.

mismanage


Past participle: mismanaged
Gerund: mismanaging

Imperative
mismanage
mismanage
Present
I mismanage
you mismanage
he/she/it mismanages
we mismanage
you mismanage
they mismanage
Preterite
I mismanaged
you mismanaged
he/she/it mismanaged
we mismanaged
you mismanaged
they mismanaged
Present Continuous
I am mismanaging
you are mismanaging
he/she/it is mismanaging
we are mismanaging
you are mismanaging
they are mismanaging
Present Perfect
I have mismanaged
you have mismanaged
he/she/it has mismanaged
we have mismanaged
you have mismanaged
they have mismanaged
Past Continuous
I was mismanaging
you were mismanaging
he/she/it was mismanaging
we were mismanaging
you were mismanaging
they were mismanaging
Past Perfect
I had mismanaged
you had mismanaged
he/she/it had mismanaged
we had mismanaged
you had mismanaged
they had mismanaged
Future
I will mismanage
you will mismanage
he/she/it will mismanage
we will mismanage
you will mismanage
they will mismanage
Future Perfect
I will have mismanaged
you will have mismanaged
he/she/it will have mismanaged
we will have mismanaged
you will have mismanaged
they will have mismanaged
Future Continuous
I will be mismanaging
you will be mismanaging
he/she/it will be mismanaging
we will be mismanaging
you will be mismanaging
they will be mismanaging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mismanaging
you have been mismanaging
he/she/it has been mismanaging
we have been mismanaging
you have been mismanaging
they have been mismanaging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mismanaging
you will have been mismanaging
he/she/it will have been mismanaging
we will have been mismanaging
you will have been mismanaging
they will have been mismanaging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mismanaging
you had been mismanaging
he/she/it had been mismanaging
we had been mismanaging
you had been mismanaging
they had been mismanaging
Conditional
I would mismanage
you would mismanage
he/she/it would mismanage
we would mismanage
you would mismanage
they would mismanage
Past Conditional
I would have mismanaged
you would have mismanaged
he/she/it would have mismanaged
we would have mismanaged
you would have mismanaged
they would have mismanaged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.mismanage - manage badly or incompetentlymismanage - manage badly or incompetently; "The funds were mismanaged"
handle, manage, care, deal - be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"

mismanage

verb mishandle, bungle, botch, mess up, misdirect, misconduct, make a mess of, make a hash of (informal), make a nonsense of, bodge (informal), misgovern, maladminister Three-quarters of those surveyed thought the President had mismanaged the economy.

mismanage

verb
To harm irreparably through inept handling; make a mess:
Informal: bollix up, muck up.
Idiom: make a muck of.
Translations

mismanage

[ˌmɪsˈmænɪdʒ] VT [+ business, estate, shop] → administrar mal; [+ situation] → llevar mal, manejar mal

mismanage

[ˌmɪsˈmænɪdʒ] vt
[+ the economy, funds] → mal gérer
[+ company] → mal gérer

mismanage

vt company, financesschlecht verwalten; affair, dealschlecht abwickeln or handhaben

mismanage

[ˌmɪsˈmænɪdʒ] vtamministrare or gestire or condurre male
References in classic literature ?
If the Assistant Commissioner wanted to mismanage this affair nothing, of course, could prevent him.
Southport Lib Dem MP John Pugh said: "It appears that whatever the Home Office can mismanage, it does mismanage.
No wonder companies mismanage information so frequently.