- 1(Of a person, especially a child) fail to conduct oneself in an acceptable way; behave badly: Josh misbehaved, pushing his food off the tableMore example sentences
- We have Christmas parties and days out, and it is nice not to be embarrassed when your child misbehaves or is acting badly.
- Officers hope the incriminating footage will change the attitudes of parents unconvinced their children are misbehaving, helping to stem juvenile crime on the housing estate.
- In most cases, when the children misbehave they are abused and the real problem is never addressed with love and affection.
- 1.1(Of a machine) fail to function correctly: her regularly serviced car was misbehavingMore example sentences
- A bug in AIM's URL handler means that the function misbehaves when it receives very long messages.
- However, if a service starts misbehaving, it can be flagged as either WARNING, ERROR or CRITICAL.
- If the electron flux is high enough and persists for long enough, then electrical discharges occur that cause satellites to misbehave and sometimes fail.