misplay n : (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed [syn: error]
1 play incorrectly, e.g., play a wrong note
2 play wrong or in an unskillful manner
- To play incorrectly or
- His misplay in the bridge tournament was penalized when it was
noted he'd broken the rules.
- I misplayed the tennis shot, I should have hit it to her right instead of left and she'd have had more trouble returning it.
- His misplay in the bridge tournament was penalized when it was noted he'd broken the rules.
clerical error, corrigendum, do amiss, erratum, error, failure, fault, faute, human error, misapply, misapprehension, miscalculation, miscall, miscarriage, miscite, misconception, misconduct, miscount, misdeal, misemploy, misfield, misidentification, misjudgment, mismanage, misprint, misquotation, misquote, misread, misreport, miss, misspell, misstatement, mistake, misunderstanding, misuse, typo, typographical error