verb (used without object), mis·be·haved, mis·be·hav·ing.
verb (used with object), mis·be·haved, mis·be·hav·ing.
Origin of misbehave
Examples from the Web for misbehave
He is, you sense, trying not to misbehave, while remaining human and not becoming a Royal cyborg.Prince Harry Should Be King: The Royal Family’s Ace Card|Tim Teeman|June 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And yet it is the privilege of the prince and the sultan to misbehave.How the Sultan of Brunei Violated His Sharia Law With Me|Jillian Lauren|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Granted that they wished to misbehave, it was pleasant for them to be able to do so.A Room With A View|E. M. Forster
The boat will misbehave, or the wind will be easterly, and I shall be told southerly is the popping wind.Love Me Little, Love Me Long|Charles Reade
The hold of the Muiron is at present used as a dungeon for the forçats or galley-slaves who misbehave.The World of Waters|Mrs. David Osborne
On land it's bad enough for us to misbehave; but submarine sentiment!The Fighting Chance|Robert W. Chambers
To allow the child to misbehave without instantly making it unpleasantly conscious of the fact would be to spoil it.A Treatise on Parents and Children|George Bernard Shaw