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mis·hap

 (mĭs′hăp′, mĭs-hăp′)
n.
1. An unfortunate accident.
2. Archaic Bad luck.

mishap

(ˈmɪshæp)
n
1. an unfortunate accident
2. bad luck

mis•hap

(ˈmɪs hæp, mɪsˈhæp)

n.
an unfortunate accident.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mishap - an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunatemishap - an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate; "if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all"
fortune, hazard, luck, chance - an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance"
2.mishap - an instance of misfortunemishap - an instance of misfortune    
accident - an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
near miss - an accidental collision that is narrowly avoided
derailment - an accident in which a train runs off its track
ground loop - a sharp uncontrollable turn made by an airplane while moving along the ground
misfortune, bad luck - unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event
puncture - loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object
trip, slip - an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
crash - (computer science) an event that causes a computer system to become inoperative; "the crash occurred during a thunderstorm and the system has been down ever since"

mishap

noun accident, disaster, misfortune, stroke of bad luck, adversity, calamity, misadventure, contretemps, mischance, infelicity, evil chance, evil fortune After a number of mishaps she finally managed to get back home.

mishap

noun
An unexpected and usually undesirable event:
Translations
حادِث مُؤْسِف، مُصيبَهحَادِثَةً
malá nehodanehoda
mindre uheld
vahinko
nezgoda
óhapp, slysni
不幸な出来事
불행한 사건
nelaimingas nutikimas
nelaimeneveiksme
missöde
อุบัติเหตุเล็กๆ
việc không may

mishap

[ˈmɪshæp] Ncontratiempo m
without mishapsin contratiempos
to have a mishaptener un accidente
we had a slight mishaptuvimos un pequeño contratiempo

mishap

[ˈmɪshæp] nmésaventure f
without mishap → sans encombre

mishap

nMissgeschick nt; without (further) mishapohne (weitere) Zwischenfälle; he’s had a slight mishapihm ist ein kleines Missgeschick or Malheur passiert

mishap

[ˈmɪsˌhæp] nincidente m
without mishap → senza incidenti

mishap

(ˈmishӕp) noun
an unlucky accident.

mishap

حَادِثَةً malá nehoda mindre uheld Missgeschick αναποδιά percance vahinko mésaventure nezgoda contrattempo 不幸な出来事 불행한 사건 ongelukje ulykkestilfelle niepowodzenie azar неудача missöde อุบัติเหตุเล็กๆ terslik việc không may 灾祸
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After various lesser mishaps, Meg was finished at last, and by the united exertions of the entire family Jo's hair was got up and her dress on.
I have met with grievous mishaps by sea and land, and have been long held in bonds among the heathen-folk to the southward; and am now brought hither by this Indian to be redeemed out of my captivity.
After a week of mishaps such as these, the two little fellows began to learn the ways of the trade--the names of the different papers, and how many of each to get, and what sort of people to offer them to, and where to go and where to stay away from.
Hyde (whom I described) was to have full liberty and power about my house in the square; and to parry mishaps, I even called and made myself a familiar object, in my second character.
He recalled Old Beatson in the past - that merry and affectionate lad - and their joint adventures and mishaps, the window they had broken with a catapult in India Place, the escalade of the castle rock, and many another inestimable bond of friendship; and his hurt surprise grew deeper.
You pick out and discuss, in the company of congenial friends, all the weak points in your opponents' organisation, and unconsciously dwell upon and exaggerate all their mishaps, till it seems to you a miracle that the hated party holds together for an hour.
Listen to me, Guiche; we have been campaigners together; we have been on horseback for eighteen hours at a time, and our horses dying from exhaustion, or hunger, have fallen beneath us, and yet we have laughed at our mishaps.
Their posts, and the pleasures, dangers, adventures, and mishaps which they had shared together in their wild wood life, had linked them heartily to each other, so that they formed a convivial fraternity.
An enormous fellow, with a great red face and cropped moustache, occupied my poor father's place; he it was who had replaced our fruitful vineries with his stinking stables; but I am bound to own he looked a genial clod, as he sat in his fat and listened to the young bloods boasting of their prowess, or elaborately explaining their mishaps.
He was extraordinarily astonished at this run of mishaps.
Little mishaps, that you would hardly notice on dry land, drive you nearly frantic with rage, when they occur on the water.
We boys were all shelling peas, but the story, as it went on, rapt us from the poor employ, and whatever our fingers were doing, our spirits were away in that strange land of adventures and mishaps, where the fevered life of the knight truly without fear and without reproach burned itself out.