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mi·cro·man·age

 (mī′krō-măn′ĭj)
tr.v. mi·cro·man·aged, mi·cro·man·ag·ing, mi·cro·man·ag·es
To direct or control in a detailed, often meddlesome manner.
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micromanage

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌmænɪdʒ)
vb
(tr) to control (a business or project) with excessive attention to minor details
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mi•cro•man•age

(ˈmaɪ kroʊˌmæn ɪdʒ)
v.t. -aged, -ag•ing.
to manage or control with excessive attention to minor details: micromanaging every facet of government.
[1975–80]
mi′cro•man`age•ment, n.
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micromanage


Past participle: micromanaged
Gerund: micromanaging

Imperative
micromanage
micromanage
Present
I micromanage
you micromanage
he/she/it micromanages
we micromanage
you micromanage
they micromanage
Preterite
I micromanaged
you micromanaged
he/she/it micromanaged
we micromanaged
you micromanaged
they micromanaged
Present Continuous
I am micromanaging
you are micromanaging
he/she/it is micromanaging
we are micromanaging
you are micromanaging
they are micromanaging
Present Perfect
I have micromanaged
you have micromanaged
he/she/it has micromanaged
we have micromanaged
you have micromanaged
they have micromanaged
Past Continuous
I was micromanaging
you were micromanaging
he/she/it was micromanaging
we were micromanaging
you were micromanaging
they were micromanaging
Past Perfect
I had micromanaged
you had micromanaged
he/she/it had micromanaged
we had micromanaged
you had micromanaged
they had micromanaged
Future
I will micromanage
you will micromanage
he/she/it will micromanage
we will micromanage
you will micromanage
they will micromanage
Future Perfect
I will have micromanaged
you will have micromanaged
he/she/it will have micromanaged
we will have micromanaged
you will have micromanaged
they will have micromanaged
Future Continuous
I will be micromanaging
you will be micromanaging
he/she/it will be micromanaging
we will be micromanaging
you will be micromanaging
they will be micromanaging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been micromanaging
you have been micromanaging
he/she/it has been micromanaging
we have been micromanaging
you have been micromanaging
they have been micromanaging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been micromanaging
you will have been micromanaging
he/she/it will have been micromanaging
we will have been micromanaging
you will have been micromanaging
they will have been micromanaging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been micromanaging
you had been micromanaging
he/she/it had been micromanaging
we had been micromanaging
you had been micromanaging
they had been micromanaging
Conditional
I would micromanage
you would micromanage
he/she/it would micromanage
we would micromanage
you would micromanage
they would micromanage
Past Conditional
I would have micromanaged
you would have micromanaged
he/she/it would have micromanaged
we would have micromanaged
you would have micromanaged
they would have micromanaged
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