mismanage

[mis-man-ij]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), mismanaged, mismanaging.
to manage incompetently or dishonestly: to mismanage funds.

Origin:
1680–90; mis-1 + manage

mismanagement, noun
mismanager, noun


mishandle, bungle, botch, maladminister.
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mismanage (ˌmɪsˈmænɪdʒ)
 
vb
(tr) to manage badly or wrongly
 
mis'management
 
n
 
mis'manager
 
n

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Example sentences
The government continues to own and mismanage utilities that would be better off private.
And they often mismanage their own retirement income over an unknown life span, spending either too much or too little.
Even if you mismanage your money and get yourself head over heels in credit card debt, go to the financial aid office.
Among possible enforcement measures are spot audits of compliance by attorneys who may tend to mismanage client funds.
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