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Definition of "misbehave" []

  • To behave badly. (verb-intransitive)
  • To behave (oneself) in an inappropriate way: The children misbehaved themselves at dinner. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "misbehave" in a sentence
  • "The Carnival tradition of wearing masks, role reversal, anonymity, and general license to misbehave is still common throughout the Catholic world."
  • ""If you widen the terms of reference to say conflict diamonds include all governments who misbehave, that is a different process," said Izhakoff."
  • "Not even Torquemada would have entertained some of the tortures that they want visited on offending players and other fans who "misbehave"."