verb (used with or without object), mis·man·aged, mis·man·ag·ing.
Origin of mismanage
Examples from the Web for mismanage
Oh, if these blundering men, who mismanage matters so, could but be made to hold their peace!Salem Chapel, v. 2/2|Mrs. Oliphant
I can't afford to send some bungler who'd mismanage and let the sand-hills devour a half a dozen of my best legions.The Unwilling Vestal|Edward Lucas White
Yet Themistokles, rather than allow an ignorant commander to mismanage the war against Persia, bribed him to lay down his office.Plutarch's Lives Volume III.|Plutarch
His chief defect was his forgetfulness and absence of mind, which made him mismanage important business.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
You never would have had any property to mismanage if it hadn't been for her; and see the way you show your gratitude for it.The Man Who Stole A Meeting-House|J. T. Trowbridge