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mismanage

[mis-man-ij] /mɪsˈmæn ɪdʒ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), mismanaged, mismanaging.
1.
to manage incompetently or dishonestly:
to mismanage funds.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; mis-1 + manage
Related forms
mismanagement, noun
mismanager, noun
Synonyms
mishandle, bungle, botch, maladminister.
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for mismanage

mismanage

/ˌmɪsˈmænɪdʒ/
verb
1.
(transitive) to manage badly or wrongly
Derived Forms
mismanagement, noun
mismanager, noun
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Word Origin and History for mismanage
v.

1680s, from mis- (1) + manage. Related: Mismanaged; mismanaging.

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