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Definition of misbehave verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

misbehave

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪv//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they misbehave
 
he / she / it misbehaves
 
past simple misbehaved
 
-ing form misbehaving
 
 
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to behave badly Any child caught misbehaving had to stand at the front of the class. misbehave yourself I see the dog has been misbehaving itself again. opposite behave
misbehavior
 
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NAmE//ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪvyər//
 
noun [uncountable]
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