mismanage mismanage  /mɪs ˈmæ nɪdʒ/


  • (v) manage badly or incompetently



  1. Persia's leaders after Darius figured out a way to squander or mismanage or simply neglect the vastly nourished nation state that has always been Persia.
  2. The point is that the palestinians in Gaza were given the opportunity to manage or mismanage their affairs as they saw fit over the last 3 years with 0 israeli interference.
  3. After nine small guerrilla invasions and as many bomb plots, some Haitian exiles feel that Papa Doc should simply be left alone to mismanage himself into collapse.



  1. "If the current board and management team of Yahoo mismanage the company (and their recent track record is far from reassuring), Microsoft would be putting its money at risk and a great deal could be lost," Icahn wrote in his letter to shareholders.
    on Jul 8, 2008 By: Carl Icahn Source: TIME

  2. "It's a US Open. You miss something or you mismanage your game, you're going to pay the price," Rollins said. "If I get it going again, hopefully I'll be able to hang on and get myself back in position. I'm by no means out of the golf...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: John Rollins Source: The Canadian Press

  3. "We gave the puck away twice when we should have realized the time, the score and who's on the ice," Wilson said. "It came back to haunt us. The best player in the league was on the ice. You can't mismanage the puck."
    on Dec 28, 2008 By: Ron Wilson Source: Globe and Mail

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