Definition of misbehave verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

misbehave

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪv//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they misbehave
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪv//
 
he / she / it misbehaves
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪvz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪvz//
 
past simple misbehaved
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪvd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪvd//
 
past participle misbehaved
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪvd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪvd//
 
-ing form misbehaving
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪvɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪvɪŋ//
 
 
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to behave badly Any child caught misbehaving was made to stand at the front of the class. misbehave yourself I see the dog has been misbehaving itself again. opposite behave
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: misbehave