v. a.
Misconduct, manage ill, make a mess of, make a botch of, make sad work of.

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  • mismanage — mis‧man‧age [ˌmɪsˈmænɪdʒ] verb [transitive] to manage a company, economy etc badly: • The project has been mismanaged from start to finish. • British firms squander billions each year by mismanaging corporate overheads. mismanagement noun… …   Financial and business terms

  • Mismanage — Mis*man age, v. t. & i. To manage ill or improperly; as, to mismanage public affairs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mismanage — I verb act foolishly, act improperly, administer improperly, administer inefficiently, administer poorly, blunder, boggle, botch, bungle, confound, derange, disarrange, fail, flounder, fumble, ill manage, maladminister, manage poorly, manage… …   Law dictionary

  • mismanage — (v.) 1680s, from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + MANAGE (Cf. manage). Related: Mismanaged; mismanaging …   Etymology dictionary

  • mismanage — ► VERB ▪ manage badly or wrongly. DERIVATIVES mismanagement noun …   English terms dictionary

  • mismanage — [mis man′ij] vt., vi. mismanaged, mismanaging to manage or administer badly or dishonestly mismanagement n …   English World dictionary

  • mismanage — UK [mɪsˈmænɪdʒ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms mismanage : present tense I/you/we/they mismanage he/she/it mismanages present participle mismanaging past tense mismanaged past participle mismanaged to manage something badly Their relationship… …   English dictionary

  • mismanage — mismanagement, n. mismanager, n. /mis man ij/, v.t., v.i., mismanaged, mismanaging. to manage incompetently or dishonestly: to mismanage funds. [1680 90; MIS 1 + MANAGE] Syn. mishandle, bungle, botch, maladminister. * * * …   Universalium

  • mismanage — [[t]mɪ̱smæ̱nɪʤ[/t]] mismanages, mismanaging, mismanaged VERB To mismanage something means to manage it badly. [V n] 75% of voters think the President has mismanaged the economy. Syn: mishandle …   English dictionary

  • mismanage — mishandle / mismanage [v] mess up abuse, be incompetent, be inefficient, blow, blunder, botch*, bungle, confound, err, flub*, foul up, fumble, goof*, goof up*, gum up*, harm, make a hash of*, make a mess of*, maladminister, misapply, misconduct,… …   New thesaurus

  • mismanage — verb a) To manage an area of responsibility in a way which is inept, incompetent, or dishonest. She mismanaged my finances and left me bankrupt. b) To behave, in a management capacity, in a manner which is inept, incompetent, or dishonest …   Wiktionary

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