misgauge

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mis- +‎ gauge

Verb[edit]

misgauge (third-person singular simple present misgauges, present participle misgauging, simple past and past participle misgauged)

  1. To gauge (measure) incorrectly
    • 2008 February 28, Seth Schiesel, “As Gaming Turns Social, Industry Shifts Strategies”, in New York Times[1]:
      But Mr. Harrison blatantly stole the show by baldly admitting that his own bosses at Sony’s brain trust in Japan completely misgauged the direction of the entertainment industry.