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 ?
With equal plausibility might it be alleged in this case, that the favoritism of the latter would always be an asylum for the misbehavior of the former.
So far as might concern the misbehavior of the Executive in perverting the instructions or contravening the views of the Senate, we need not be apprehensive of the want of a disposition in that body to punish the abuse of their confidence or to vindicate their own authority.
Katharine disliked telling her mother about Cyril's misbehavior quite as much as her father did, and for much the same reasons.
Then, in a flash, she remembered that she had still to tell her about Cyril's misbehavior. Her anger immediately dissipated itself; it broke like some wave that has gathered itself high above the rest; the waters were resumed into the sea again, and Katharine felt once more full of peace and solicitude, and anxious only that her mother should be protected from pain.
Although she was by birth an Alardyce, and Aunt Celia a Hilbery, the complexities of the family relationship were such that each was at once first and second cousin to the other, and thus aunt and cousin to the culprit Cyril, so that his misbehavior was almost as much Cousin Caroline's affair as Aunt Celia's.
I felt worse and worse --at last I got up, dressed, and softly going down in my stockinged feet, sought out my stepmother, and suddenly threw myself at her feet, beseeching her as a particular favor to give me a good slippering for my misbehavior; anything indeed but condemning me to lie abed such an unendurable length of time.
They regret it deeply, and beg you to overlook their misbehavior.' The government clerk was softened once more.
Tulliver, foreseeing nothing but misbehavior while the children remained indoors, took an early opportunity of suggesting that, now they were rested after their walk, they might go and play out of doors; and aunt Pullet gave permission, only enjoining them not to go off the paved walks in the garden, and if they wanted to see the poultry fed, to view them from a distance on the horse-block; a restriction which had been imposed ever since Tom had been found guilty of running after the peacock, with an illusory idea that fright would make one of its feathers drop off.
Documentation according to the report validated that CHAMPS was implemented with fidelity, with expectations being clear and displayed in classrooms, corrected misbehaviors without interrupting instruction, and efficaciously incorporated as a team approach to increase communication and consistency amongst teachers (School, 2007).
Therefore, it is important to identify ways to reduce students' misbehaviors in physical education.
Misbehaviors and selfish nodes are randomly selected in the network.
The proportion of number of bad behaviors to the number of good and bad behavior determines the rate of misbehavior. Measured rates of misbehaviors in current and previous time periods are combined to obtain the weight of misbehavior.