misstep

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Etymology[edit]

From mis- +‎ step.

Noun[edit]

misstep (plural missteps)

  1. A step that is wrong, a false step.
    On a high ledge, a misstep could be fatal.
  2. (figuratively) An error or mistake.
    His comment was a misstep that could cost him.

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Verb[edit]

misstep (third-person singular simple present missteps, present participle missteping or misstepping, simple past and past participle missteped or misstepped)

  1. (intransitive) to step badly or incorrectly
    My dance partner misstepped and landed on my toe.
  2. (intransitive) to make an error or mistake
    I don't want to misstep; is this the right way?

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