mismanage

[ mis-man-ij ]
/ mɪsˈmæn ɪdʒ /

verb (used with or without object), mis·man·aged, mis·man·ag·ing.

to manage incompetently or dishonestly: to mismanage funds.

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Origin of mismanage

First recorded in 1680–90; mis-1 + manage

OTHER WORDS FROM mismanage

mis·man·age·ment, nounmis·man·ag·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mismanage

mismanage
/ (ˌmɪsˈmænɪdʒ) /

verb

(tr) to manage badly or wrongly

Derived forms of mismanage

mismanagement, nounmismanager, noun
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