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Verb1.misfunction - fail to function or function improperlymisfunction - fail to function or function improperly; "the coffee maker malfunctioned"
conk out, go bad, break down, die, fail, give out, give way, break, go - stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
jam - get stuck and immobilized; "the mechanism jammed"
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It's a misfunction of plumbing from which none of us will die.
I just felt there was some misfunction or distraction with that (second) unit for a while," Jackson said.
For markets to misfunction in this sense, one of two conditions must exist: either a divergence between the value of a product characteristic to consumers and their willingness to pay it, or a divergence between the cost to suppliers of providing that characteristic and the overall cost to society.