misplay

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mis- +‎ play.

Verb[edit]

misplay (third-person singular simple present misplays, present participle misplaying, simple past and past participle misplayed)

  1. (transitive) To play incorrectly or poorly.
    I misplayed that tennis shot: I should have hit it to her right instead of her left.

Noun[edit]

misplay (plural misplays)

  1. A wrong play.
    His misplay in the bridge tournament was penalized when it was noted he'd broken the rules.

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