AskDefine | Define misplay

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misplay n : (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed [syn: error]

Verb

1 play incorrectly, e.g., play a wrong note
2 play wrong or in an unskillful manner

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Noun

  1. To play incorrectly or poorly.
    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.

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