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mis- +‎ stop


misstop (third-person singular simple present misstops, present participle misstopping, simple past and past participle misstopped)

  1. (rare) To stop badly or wrongly.
    • 1894, Edna Lyall, To Right the Wrong (page 260)
      [] the slipping or breaking of a string or the misstopping of a fret.
    • 2014, Michael Saenger, Interlinguicity, Internationality, and Shakespeare
      Even within an apparently English-only range, sounds are difficult enough to govern, as Quince's misstopped Prologue makes clear.