misstep

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Etymology[edit]

From mis- +‎ step.

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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 dearly.

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

  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 by offending them.

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