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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.
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mismanage

(ˌmɪsˈmænɪdʒ)
vb
(tr) to manage badly or wrongly
ˌmisˈmanagement n
ˌmisˈmanager n
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mis•man•age

(mɪsˈmæn ɪdʒ)

v.t., v.i. -aged, -ag•ing.
to manage incompetently or dishonestly.
[1680–90]
mis•man′age•ment, n.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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.
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mismanage

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

mismanage

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

[ˌmɪsˈmænɪdʒ] vt
[+ the economy, funds] → mal gérer
[+ company] → mal gérer
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

mismanage

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

[ˌmɪsˈmænɪdʒ] vtamministrare or gestire or condurre male
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
He accounted for the existence of the million and a half of revolutionists in the United States by charging the capitalist class with having mismanaged society.
The capitalist class has mismanaged. In face of the facts that modern man lives more wretchedly than the cave-man, and that his producing power is a thousand times greater than that of the cave-man, no other conclusion is possible than that the capitalist class has mismanaged, that you have mismanaged, my masters, that you have criminally and selfishly mismanaged.
And I stated that from these two facts no other conclusion was possible than that the capitalist class had mismanaged. This was my indictment, and I specifically and at length challenged you to answer it.
I charged the capitalist class with having mismanaged society.
Give me an intellectual answer to my intellectual charge that the capitalist class has mismanaged society."
When they attacked the working class, he always retorted, "The pot calling the kettle black; that is no answer to the charge that your own face is dirty." And to one and all he said: "Why have you not answered the charge that your class has mismanaged? You have talked about other things and things concerning other things, but you have not answered.
He knew he had mismanaged his wife's property and was to blame toward his children, but he did not know how to remedy it).
In the early days after his return from Moscow, whenever Levin shuddered and grew red, remembering the disgrace of his rejection, he said to himself: "This was just how I used to shudder and blush, thinking myself utterly lost, when I was plucked in physics and did not get my remove; and how I thought myself utterly ruined after I had mismanaged that affair of my sister's that was entrusted to me.
He had a taste for law, which cost him many thousands yearly; and being a great deal too clever to be robbed, as he said, by any single agent, allowed his affairs to be mismanaged by a dozen, whom he all equally mistrusted.
She thinks that we are a couple of fools who have mismanaged our own business, and that she, having managed so well for herself, can settle us in a jiffy.
She pitched into everyone, because, she declared, they had 'gone mad.' Why were things always mismanaged in her house?
Destructions due to recent rain-spells in Karachi depicted a perfect picture to emphasise the severity of the mismanaged plastic waste, where we could only witness piles of plastic waste that was pulled out of the filthy conduits, drains, and ditches around the city