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misbehave (ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪv Pronunciation for misbehave

Definitions

verb

  1. to behave (oneself) badly

Derived Forms

ˌmisbeˈhaver noun
misbehaviour (ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪvjə Pronunciation for misbehaviour  noun

Synonyms

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= be naughty, be bad, act up, muck about, get up to mischief, carry on, be insubordinate,

Translations for 'misbehave'

  • British English: misbehavePronunciation for misbehave If someone, especially a child, misbehaves, they behave in a way that is not acceptable to other people.When the children misbehaved she was unable to cope.ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪv VERB
  • Arabic: يُسِيِءُ الْتَّصَرُفْPronunciation for يُسِيِءُ الْتَّصَرُفْ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: comportar-se malPronunciation for comportar-se mal
  • Chinese: 行为不端Pronunciation for 行为不端
  • Croatian: ružno se ponašatiPronunciation for ružno se ponašati
  • Czech: zlobitPronunciation for zlobit --chovat se nepřijatelně
  • Danish: være uartigPronunciation for være uartig
  • Dutch: zich misdragenPronunciation for zich misdragen
  • European Spanish: portarse malPronunciation for portarse mal
  • Finnish: käyttäytyä huonostiPronunciation for käyttäytyä huonosti
  • French: se conduire malPronunciation for se conduire mal
  • German: schlecht benehmen (sich)Pronunciation for schlecht benehmen (sich)
  • Greek: παρεκτρέπομαιPronunciation for παρεκτρέπομαι
  • Italian: comportarsi malePronunciation for comportarsi male
  • Japanese: 不正を働くPronunciation for 不正を働く
  • Korean: 나쁜 짓을 하다Pronunciation for 나쁜 짓을 하다
  • Norwegian: oppføre (seg) dårligPronunciation for oppføre (seg) dårlig
  • Polish: źle się zachowaćPronunciation for źle się zachować źle się zachowywać
  • Portuguese: portar-se malPronunciation for portar-se mal
  • Romanian: a se purta urât
  • Russian: плохо вести себяPronunciation for плохо вести себя
  • Spanish: portarse malPronunciation for portarse mal
  • Swedish: uppföra sig illaPronunciation for uppföra sig illa
  • Thai: ประพฤติตัวไม่เหมาะสมPronunciation for ประพฤติตัวไม่เหมาะสม
  • Turkish: yaramazlık etmekPronunciation for yaramazlık etmek
  • Ukrainian: погано себе поводити
  • Vietnamese: cư xử hỗnPronunciation for cư xử hỗn

Example Sentences Including 'misbehave'

But some horses dislike having the bit pressing on their tongue, and misbehave as a result.
New Scientist (1998)
Expressed horror any celeb in the public eye would dare be so visible, judge other people's acts daily, yet so misbehave.
Toronto Sun (2003)
He began to misbehave , partly to grab my attention and partly to pay me back for favouring the cuckoo in the nest.
Howatch, Susan Absolute Truths
I thought these orders were for kids who misbehave , not pigs.
Sun, News of the World (2004)
When she began to misbehave I felt quite entitled to avail myself of her fortune.
Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)
When your children misbehave , don't make them feel as though they're a nuisance and you wish they weren't around.
Butterworth, Jane Why Am I Afraid to Divorce?
You misbehave then say, `Oh I'm sorry, I'm old, I'm just a bit eccentric.
Sun, News of the World (2004)
``There were a number of isolated incidents... and we are disappointed with those that chose to misbehave.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)

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