Related to misallocate: scrutinised


tr.v. mis·al·lo·cat·ed, mis·al·lo·cat·ing, mis·al·lo·cates
To allocate (resources or capital, for example) wrongly or inappropriately.

mis′al·lo·ca′tion n.
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vb (tr)
to allocate wrongly
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