misfuel

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

misfuel (third-person singular simple present misfuels, present participle misfuelling or misfueling, simple past and past participle misfuelled or misfueled)

  1. To fill a vehicle with the wrong type of fuel (usually petrol for diesel)
    Misfuelling happens more than 400 times a day.[1]
    The cost of misfueling[2]
    • 2015 September 12, Miles Brignall, “£9,000 bill for misfuelling has both driver and engine spluttering”, in The Guardian[3]:
      To avoid misfuelling, diesel car owners could get a device that replaces the conventional fuel cap and prevents the petrol nozzle fitting in the tank.

References[edit]

  1. ^ “A costly mistake”, in The Telegraph[1], Telegraph Media Group, 27 August 2005, retrieved 14 September 2011
  2. ^ “The cost of misfueling”, in The Telegraph[2], Telegraph Media Group, 3 May 2011, retrieved 16 May 2012