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misbehave

[ mis-bi-heyv ]
/ 藢m瑟s b瑟藞he瑟v /
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verb (used without object), mis路be路haved, mis路be路hav路ing.
to behave badly or improperly: The children misbehaved during our visit.
verb (used with object), mis路be路haved, mis路be路hav路ing.
to conduct (oneself) without regard for good manners or accepted moral standards: Several of the guests misbehaved themselves.
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Origin of misbehave

late Middle English word dating back to 1425鈥75; see origin at mis-1, behave

OTHER WORDS FROM misbehave

mis路be路hav路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misbehave

misbehave
/ (藢m瑟sb瑟藞he瑟v) /

verb
to behave (oneself) badly

Derived forms of misbehave

misbehaver, nounmisbehaviour (藢m瑟sb瑟藞he瑟vj蓹), noun
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