Definition of 'misbehave'
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He tells unfamiliar stories and does so without addressing viewers as if they were bored pupils misbehaving at the back of the class. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But how much do you indulge any player who keeps misbehaving? Times, Sunday Times (2011)How else could each side misbehave in the way they do if they had to look the other in the eyes? Times, Sunday Times (2013)When football players misbehave it is football's problem. Times, Sunday Times (2008)SCHOOLS have been given a checklist of tough measures to tackle misbehaving pupils. The Sun (2011)A recent survey found that three in four young people wanted tougher discipline for pupils who misbehave. The Sun (2014)The new guidance also gives heads the power to discipline pupils who misbehave off school premises, or outside class hours. The Sun (2011)Rugby players misbehaving on tour? Times, Sunday Times (2011)A teacher faces losing her career after being found guilty of hitting a misbehaving pupil over the head with a book. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And because they are in such a distinctive uniform they are easily spotted, so they are less likely to misbehave on the way home. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And when rugby players misbehave it is apparently football's problem, too. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He declared: 'We will give heads a new power to punish school students who misbehave on their way to or from school. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'misbehave'
British English: misbehave /ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪv/ VERB
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.
- American English: misbehave
- Arabic: يُسِيِءُ الْتَّصَرُفْ
- Brazilian Portuguese: comportar-se mal
- Chinese: 行为不端
- Croatian: ružno se ponašati
- Czech: zlobit chovat se nepřijatelně
- Danish: være uartig
- Dutch: zich misdragen
- European Spanish: portarse mal
- Finnish: käyttäytyä huonosti
- French: se conduire mal
- German: schlecht benehmen (sich)
- Greek: παρεκτρέπομαι
- Italian: comportarsi male
- Japanese: 不正を働く
- Korean: 나쁜 짓을 하다
- Norwegian: oppføre (seg) dårlig
- Polish: źle się zachować
- European Portuguese: portar-se mal
- Romanian: a se purta urât
- Russian: плохо вести себя
- Spanish: portarse mal
- Swedish: uppföra sig illa
- Thai: ประพฤติตัวไม่เหมาะสม
- Turkish: yaramazlık etmek
- Ukrainian: погано себе поводити
- Vietnamese: cư xử hỗn
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