mismake

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English mismaken, equivalent to mis- +‎ make. Cognate with Dutch mismaken (to defeature, deform), German missmachen (to fail to make).

Verb[edit]

mismake (third-person singular simple present mismakes, present participle mismaking, simple past and past participle mismade)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To unmake; depose.
  2. (transitive) To shape or form improperly; make badly or amiss; spoil in making.
  3. (transitive, reflexive) To disturb (oneself); put (oneself) out.

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