mistrain

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Etymology[edit]

From mis- +‎ train.

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mistrain (third-person singular simple present mistrains, present participle mistraining, simple past and past participle mistrained)

  1. (transitive) To draw (something) badly or in the wrong direction.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.11:
      For she by force is still fro me detayned, / And with corruptfull brybes is to untruth mis-trayned.

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