micromanage

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verb mi·cro·man·age \ˌmī-krō-ˈma-nij\

Definition of micromanage

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to manage especially with excessive control or attention to details

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to direct or conduct the activities of a group or an enterprise by micromanaging them

micromanagement

play \-mənt\ noun

micromanager

play \-ˈma-ni-jər\ noun

Examples of micromanage in a Sentence

  1. He micromanaged every detail of the budget.

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1976

First Known Use of micromanage

1976


MICROMANAGE Defined for English Language Learners

micromanage

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Definition of micromanage for English Language Learners

  • : to try to control or manage all the small parts of (something, such as an activity) in a way that is usually not wanted or that causes problems


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