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.
If the city begins to drown under its weight and mismanage its growth, then it may just as well turn away investors in the world," he said.
Southport Lib Dem MP John Pugh said: "It appears that whatever the Home Office can mismanage, it does mismanage.